JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are searching for a suspect who broke into a sports card shop this weekend.
According to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant, officers went to Nostalgia World Sports in the 2400 block of East Nettleton Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Sunday about the break-in.
Officers said the front door glass window was knocked out and that cards were taken.
The card shop owner said on Facebook that the break-in may have happened between 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Store owner Daniel Mooneyham spoke to Region 8 News Monday and said stunned was an understatement when he walked into his store and saw the damage.
“I see my window busted, and so I walk in and look, and there’s just a mess all over, and I notice underneath cards missing. Cards and cards and cards,” Mooneyham said.
He said the thief took $1,800 worth of merchandise during the first break-in, but the second one was worse.
In the second break-in, the suspect took anywhere from $8,000-$10,000 in merchandise, and the building sustained around $2,000 in damage.
Mooneyham said the financial implications from the break-ins will hit him hard.
“Monetary wise, yeah, it’s going to hurt me for sure, for sure it’s going to hurt me,” Mooneyham said. “Some of the stuff that was taken was not mine. It belonged to customers that was doing consignment, so I’m going to have to pay them.”
He’s working with Jonesboro police to gather surveillance video, but he has a message for the thief.
“Shame on you. Even if you’re the person that did it, Just bring the stuff back and leave it on the front door. I mean, one of these days, karma is going to come back.”
Anyone with information can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657.