Police investigating 2 more apartment holdups

Police investigating 2 more apartment holdups
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police say two people were threatened at gunpoint at apartment complexes.

The first incident happened on Willow Creek Lane at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Police spoke with the victim who said she was coming home from walking her dog when a man tried to push her into her apartment.

The woman said she turned around and saw the man pointing a small gun at her.

She then slammed the door, but the suspect stuck his foot inside the door, keeping it partially open.

Region 8 News spoke with the victim's roommate by phone. She said when she initially heard her roommate yelling "no," she thought she was yelling at her dog.

"Then I heard, 'He's got a gun, he's got a gun!'" the woman said.

The victim explained that the man, who she described as a clean-shaven, black male, approximately 18 to 25 years old, had his foot in the door trying to get into their apartment.

"He didn't really say anything but 'get inside,'" she told Region 8 News. "You don't know what he wants and he had every opportunity to fire that gun."

The woman's dog then began barking and biting the suspect's foot until he ran away.

"Everybody's always in that mindset that nothing bad is going to happen to us," the woman said. "When you hear ' he's got a gun' and you see your roommate at the front door struggling, your heart just stops."

The woman said she's confident the suspect will be caught.

"The police are out looking for him. One of these days, you're going to come across the wrong person at the right time and it's going to be a bad day for him."

The woman shared an email sent by The Willow Creek Apartment Complex with Region 8 News.

"We realize that criminal acts are an unfortunate reality of our society and can happen anywhere," the letter reads. "Therefore, we ask that you do your part by calling the police anytime you notice suspicious activity."

The letter went on to say that their objective in notifying residents was not to alarm them, but to inform them so that they may take appropriate precautions.

The second holdup happened less than an hour later in the 700-block of Links Circle

According to the second incident report, police responded to the Links Apartment Co.

At 9:30 p.m., while the victim was walking along the sidewalk near his apartment, he said someone sneaked up behind him and asked for his wallet.

The victim felt something on his back and when he turned around he saw the suspect had a handgun.

The victim gave the suspect his wallet and the man walked away.

Earlier this week another woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 900-block of Links Circle.

All incidents are currently under investigation.

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