Damage reported at area business

Damage reported at area business

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Authorities are looking for the person who cut through a fence, went into a building, caused $6,000 worth of damage to electrical boxes, and stole an unknown amount of copper, according to Jonesboro police.

Officer Jonathan Haggins went to the General Electric Plant on Gee Street around noon Saturday about the theft. According to the police report, Haggins spoke to property manager Allan Pemberton about what happened.

Pemberton told police that the fence had been cut to get on the property and that he had last been on the property March 16, noting everything was okay.

"Everything was fine on the outside," Pemberton told police. "Pemberton stated it's been about a month since he was last inside the building."

Haggins said he noticed the damage to the fence and went inside the building.

"I noticed damage to electrical boxes in the building. I also noticed tools that were used to cause the damage and the theft from the building laying on the floor in front of the electrical boxes," Haggins said.

Police have no suspects. Anyone with information on the case can call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.

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