Authorities Seek Public’s Help in Car-Mart Burglary

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The Car-Mart in Van Buren was burglarized on Dec. 9, 2013 by an unknown white male subject, according to a news release from Detective Jonathan Wear of the Van Buren Police Department.

Police reviewed surveillance video from Car-Mart and found footage of the suspect being dropped off in a small red passenger car.

A little later, the suspect was picked up by the same red car.

After reviewing the video further, the authorities found a small dark-colored truck (possible a Ford Ranger or Chevrolet S-10) that drove to the back of the business and then left with stolen goods.

The business had several thousand dollars worth of merchandise taken at the time of the burglary, according to the news release.

Authorities originally tried to locate the suspect with other law enforcement agencies, trying through finger prints and other evidence, but they were unable to do so. As a result, they now seek help from the public.

Items stolen include: multiple car batteries, a very expensive air compressor, car stereos, DVD players, tires, tools, and a shop heater.

The estimated value of everything stolen is between $8,000 and $10,000.

Anyone with knowledge on this burglary is encouraged to contact the Van Buren Police Department at 479-474-1234 or River Valley CrimeStoppers at 78-Crime.


  • John

    Statically crimes like this involve someone who has some knowledge of the business.

    I’d start by looking at employees and previous employees.

    I hate to see all this crime.

    Usually in the coldness of winter little to no crime occurs in comparison to summer.

    Truly NWA remains crime free in reality.

    Move to Detroit Michigan and you will find that pizza delivery, taxi cabs, Ambulance service, news paper delivery, and even police won’t respond to certain streets with out back up.

    Right now in all of NWA you can order a taxi or Pizza at 1 am and they will bring it.

    Hopefully this lifestyle that we enjoy in NWA will continue to exist.

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