Conway sees string of vehicle break-ins over weekend

The Conway Police Department responded to six vehicle break-ins over the weekend and encourages residents to lock their valuables and keep them out of sight.

 

CPD spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said it is unknown at this time if the string of break-ins is related, noting four occurred within close proximity on the same night.

“At this time, we cannot say if they are related but are looking into that possibility, as most of the incidents happened in a single night and same general area,” she said.

Most residents who were affected by the break-ins did not have a description of the thieves, nor did they see the theft take place.

“While all these cases are certainly being investigated, we only have leads in one of them,” Woodruff said. “We are attempting to get surveillance video in hopes that it will help identify a suspect or suspects.”

Two thefts were reported Sunday morning from the 1000 block of Clifton Street.

One Clifton Street victim was able to get a description of a suspect.

He told police he and his wife were walking their dog and “heard a noise like a door shutting and saw a male standing by his vehicle” when they returned.

The suspect was a bald, dark-skinned white male and was approximately 5 foot and 9 inches tall. The victim said the suspect was seen wearing a short sleeve shirt and khaki pants and estimated him to be between 40 and 50 years old.

When asked what he was doing at the residence, the suspect stated he was looking for his friend, who drove a green truck, according to a police report.

The victim told the suspect he was at the wrong place and told him to “move along,” noting he thought the suspect might be mentally ill or homeless.

“The [suspect] male began walking southbound on Clifton and once he got to Prince [Street], he began running south on Faulkner [Street],” the report states.

A man living on Faulkner Street reported two of his vehicles being broken into Sunday morning.

“I must have left my car unlocked,” he said. “Whoever it was, they took coins, whatever spare change was in the car. I wanted to report it because I thought the police should be aware.”

Two other break-ins — at the 100 block of Grand Falls Drive and the 2000 block of Rich Smith Lane — were reported in other areas of Conway over the weekend.

 

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