JPD: Business burglar may have been a woman | Crime
Early Friday morning someone broke into a Jonesboro restaurant. Police believe that someone may have been a woman.
Around 4:13 a.m. officers responded to an alarm call at El Acapulco, 1701 E. Highland.
According to Officer Austin Morgan’s initial report, the cash register was open and the money drawer was on the counter. Except for some change, the drawer was empty.
While investigating, Morgan found the front window by the water fountain had been broken by a large rock that still lay on the floor.
When police reviewed the restaurant’s surveillance video, they saw a suspect wearing a “blue hoodie with designs on the front, blue jeans, dark-colored tennis shoes and mechanic-style gloves approach the rear of the business” from the east.
Morgan stated “due to the motions in the suspect’s walk,” the suspect appeared to be a woman.
The suspect then went around the business and broke out the front window, according to the report.
After entering, Morgan said the suspect went straight to the cash register, opened it and began removing the money.
After taking the cash, the suspect then walked toward the kitchen, “stuffing the money in the front of her pants,” Morgan reported.
The suspect then left the business through the back door and headed east, toward Walmart.
At 4:13 p.m. Morgan said the suspect and another person, dressed in a blue zip-up hoodie with a light-colored shirt, blue jeans, dark-colored tennis shoes and mechanic-style gloves approached the restaurant from the east and opened the back door.
Almost immediately upon entering, the alarm sounded and the two suspects ran out the door.
A K-9 track was attempted and officers patrolled the area looking for the suspects, but they were unsuccessful.
If you have any information that can help police solve this break-in, call CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP.
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