Van Buren Police Department Investigating Four Burglaries

The Van Buren Police Department is investigating four residential burglaries that have taken place over the last three weeks, according to Lt. Brent Grill with the Van Buren Police Department.

“He had the dead bolt locked. They said that they had pried a tool into his door and popped open his door,” said Brandon McEntire, the neighbor of a resident whose home was broken into.

McEntire said having someone’s home broken into just two doors down doesn’t make him feel too comfortable.

All the locations have been duplex or townhouse rental properties, and evidence collected at the crime scenes has lead investigators to believe they were all committed by the same suspect(s).

The burglaries have also occurred during the day or early evening hours.

Locations include:

  • 1700 block of Skypoint Bend Apt.   2/27/14
  • 2800 block of Laura Ln. Apt.   3/10/14
  • 300 block of Topaz Way   3/2/14
  • 2100 block of Beacon Ridge Way  Apt.   3/10/14

Property taken includes, “electronic items, such as computers, video gaming equipment, clothing and some furniture items,” a news release from Grill states.”

According to Jonathan Wear with the Van Burn police department, the River View Condominiums have had two resident’s homes broken into. Management said they have security on site and will be installing all new cameras in every building.

Wear said so far they have no suspects in custody.

Anyone with information on the suspects or crimes is encouraged to call the Van Buren Police Department at 479-474-1234. People may also contact the River Valley Crimestoppers at 479-78-CRIME.

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