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Police ask for help after rash of Maumelle break-ins
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MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A Maumelle neighborhood is shaken up after multiple thefts occurred Wednesday night. Now, police are investigating and looking for help as they try to find out who is responsible for 10 break-ins.

"Two o'clock in the morning, the last thing he wants to do is make a bunch of noise by breaking a window," said Maumelle Police Captain Jim Hansard.

He said the criminals go door to door checking for unlocked cars. And even though some see the area near Diamond Pointe and West Pointe as a nice neighborhood, Hansard said it isn't unusual to see crimes in that kind of area.

"This kind of thing can happen anywhere," Hansard said. "The perpetrators went into unlocked vehicles and took whatever they could find."

They took money, purses and even firearms. Most of the property has been recovered, but two of the guns are still missing.

"We're not happy about that," Hansard said. "We've got two guns on the street that didn't need to be there."

His advice is to never leave your car unlocked and take all of the valuables out of it each night.

"I got out this morning, went out to my garage and my Jeep was missing," said Sheena Crawford.

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Crawford said her husband's truck was parked on Odom Boulevard. That's where she believes the suspect took the garage door opener and used it to access her car parked inside of her garage. It was unlocked with the keys inside. After a police pursuit on Thursday morning, police officers found her white Jeep Cherokee.

"I couldn't believe it," Crawford said. "They have it, they returned it. It's perfect condition. Take your stuff in, lock your house up even if it's a good neighborhood."

The suspects got away before police could arrest them. Officials believe one of them is a juvenile. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Maumelle Police Department at (501) 851-1337.


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