Break-Ins Target Bentonville Businesses

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Benton County deputies investigated a series of break-ins into three Bentonville businesses.

Larry Bryson, owner of D&L Tire and Auto Repair, said he was shocked when he walked into his business Monday morning and found his office ransacked.

"They tore the cash register apart, they ripped everything from underneath the cabinet, and they jerked all the file cabinets open," Bryson said.

Bryson said an employee's shotgun was missing, as well as an iPod, money from the cash register and money from two envelopes, one belonging to his daughter.

"When I found out what was missing, found out what I lost and what they took from my daughter, I was mad," Bryson said.

L.A. Darling, which designs and builds store fixtures, was also burglarized, along with From The Ground Up, a plant nursery.

Deputies looked for fingerprints at Bryson's business and sent evidence to the state crime lab, he said.

Bryson plans to set up an alarm system so his business will not be a target.

"I work too hard for what I got, just to let people take it away," Bryson said.

Bryson is offering a $1,000 cash reward that he hopes will lead police to catch those responsible.

If you have any information regarding these break-ins, call the Northwest Arkansas Crime Stoppers at 790-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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