JPD: Suspects hit man, stole his tools

JPD: Suspects hit man, stole his tools

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man said he was trying to change a tire when he was hit and robbed of his tools.

According to a Jonesboro Police Department incident report, the victim was at 680 Southwest Dr. when Officer James Chambers spoke to him in the parking lot Wednesday.

The victim said he was walking down the road after going home to get tools to change a tire on his car.

As he was walking a white older model Ford passenger car pulled up beside him at the intersection of S. Culberhouse St. and Valley Dr.

The suspects, described as a white male and a black male between the ages of 20 and 25, asked the man if he wanted a ride and if he had any money. The victim said he was not carrying his wallet.

Then, one of suspect reached up and hit the victim in the face with a wooden object, similar to a baseball bat. According to the report, the man fell to his knees and the suspects laughed at him.

A suspect opened the door, grabbed the bag of tools, and the pair drove off.

The victim said the suspects could be driving a Ford Tempo or Escort. No other descriptions were given due to the victim having a possible concussion.

Officer Shane Fox spoke with the victim the next day. He said there was nothing in the bag that could be traced by serial numbers.

Fox checked for surveillance camera footage of the area but could not find any showing the incident.

Police state the case is inactive until more information is found.

If you have any information about this case, call Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

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