- News Release
Update: Arrest made in Guns and Machete Burglary
(Update 8-23-18) Through the assistance of the community, detectives have been able to identify suspects involved. Eighteen year old Bryan Cruz of Jonesboro and twenty year old Enrique Pina of Jonesboro have been arrested in connection to the residential burglary. Detectives are actively investigating the case in hopes of determining the identity of the third party involved.A temporary bond will be requested for both subjects and they will go before a judge for a Probable Cause Hearing Monday, August 27, 2018.
On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department were called, at approximately 8:30 am, by a third party that requested they check the welfare of an unknown male subject standing near the apartment complex located at 828 South Caraway RD.
Officers arrived on scene and contacted the male subject and learned that he had been the victim of a residential burglary. The victim informed officers that he was asleep when three subjects not known to him entered his apartment and woke him and his roommates up. The intruders were armed with firearms and one was holding a machete. The intruders then tied the victims' hands behind their backs and then demanded money from them.
The victims were hit with the firearm while the intruders demanded money from them. The victim's suffered minor injury from being hit. The suspects then left the apartment after they were unsuccessful in their attempt to obtain money from the victims.
Officers contacted the other victims in the home and then called investigators to the scene. Detectives collected evidence and gathered statements from witnesses. This is an active investigation and Detectives are working to develop suspect information and investigative leads.
At this time there has been no arrest made with regards to the burglary and Investigators request that if anyone has information that will lead to the arrest of the subjects responsible, to please contact Jonesboro Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 870-935-6710. As Always, if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP to provide any information.