Authorities investigate burglary at bank

Authorities investigate burglary at bank
(Source: Raycom Media)

PLEASANT PLAINS, AR (KAIT) - Independence County authorities are looking for two suspects in connection with a burglary early Tuesday at a bank in Pleasant Plains.

According to Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens, deputies went to Citizens Bank on Blackland Road in Pleasant Plains around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday after getting a call about an alarm going off.

Before entering, deputies noticed that the glass was broken out of the entrance door at the front of the building.

"Deputy (Zach L.) Spohr noticed that all of the drawers on the desk in the office to the right was open, but Deputy Spohr was unsure if they had been gone through. There was also a black case laying on the floor in front of the rolling chair, along with a set of broken keys in front of a set of drawers," the initial incident report said.

Deputies later discovered that $93 worth of quarters and $35 worth of dimes were missing from the bank. Spohr was also able to view video footage of the break-in, Stephens said.

"There was what appeared to be two males, both wearing black clothing, and white face masks, along with gloves. Spohr noticed that one male suspect used what appeared to be a crowbar to break out the glass on the front door. They entered the building and went straight in, then went into the offices," the police report noted.

The pair then left the building and ran into a nearby field.

Spohr was unable to determine how the pair got into the back of the bank, but could notice them using a crowbar to get into the drawers, police said.

Anyone with information on the burglary can call the Independence County Sheriff's Office at 870-793-8838.

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