Man steals laptop computer during bathroom break | Crime
Jonesboro police say a bathroom break at Best Buy ended with a man stealing a laptop computer; meanwhile, a man accused of stealing a MagicJack telephone device may want to use it to call a lawyer.
Jamaris T. Johnson, 19, is accused of stealing a MagicJack VOIP adapter valued at $70 from Walmart, 1911 W. Parker Rd.
When the loss prevention manager tried to stop Johnson, according to Officer David McDaniel’s initial report, Johnson took off running.
Trooper Doug Thomas, of the Arkansas State Police, saw Johnson running north across U.S. Highway 63. Thomas stopped and arrested him. He then released Johnson into the custody of Officer McDaniel who took him back to the store where the loss prevention manager reportedly identified Johnson.
Johnson was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with shoplifting $1,000 or less and ordered to appear in court on August 8. He is currently being held on $520 bond.
In an unrelated case, Jonesboro police are looking for a man who reportedly stole a $700 laptop computer from Best Buy, 3000 E. Highland Dr.
The store manager told Officer Joshua Jett that at 4:30 p.m. Monday a customer found an empty HP Beats laptop computer box in the men’s restroom.
The manager checked the store’s security video and saw an “unknown black male wearing a red and white polo-style shirt and jeans” enter the restroom at about 3:54 carrying a laptop computer box.
When the suspect left the bathroom, according to Officer Jett’s report, he was “not in possession of the box.”
The man walked out of the store and into the mall.
According to the police report, the man appeared to be five-feet-eight, weighing 170 pounds.
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.