Vehicle break-ins could be connected regionally

Vehicle break-ins could be connected regionally
Officials with "Under the Rainbow Preschool" shared this photo of an SUV that police say is involved in a series of break ins across the region. (Source: Hannah Simpson via Facebook)

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A vehicle break-in in Newport could be connected to other break-ins around the area.

According to Detective Shannon Webb with the Newport Police Department, police got a report about a gray 4-door SUV pulling up to Under the Rainbow Preschool and stealing a purse out of a woman’s car.

Upon further investigation, Webb said that same vehicle has been involved in other similar heists in nearby communities, including Jonesboro and Searcy.

Newport police are working with other agencies to find the person responsible.

Webb told Region 8 news that this seems more involved than just a purse-snatching.

Region 8 News is continuing to follow this story and will bring new information as it becomes available.

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