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story.lead_photo.caption From left, 20-year-old Enrique Pina and 18-year-old Bryan Cruz

THURSDAY UPDATE:

Two men have been arrested in a home invasion in which residents of a northeast Arkansas apartment were tied up and beaten, police said Thursday.

According to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, detectives developed 18-year-old Bryan Cruz and 20-year-old Enrique Pina as suspects with the "assistance of the community."

Both Jonesboro residents remained at the Craighead County jail on Thursday afternoon, records show. Pina faces charges of burglary of a residence while armed with a deadly weapon and failure to appear, while Cruz was held on charges of failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police began their investigation after checking on a person who was standing in his pajamas outside the Chateau Apartments at 828 S. Caraway Road in Jonesboro around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Police Department spokesman Cpl. Dave McDaniel said.

The male victim and his roommates had been asleep when three people armed with guns and a machete entered their home, authorities said. The trio tied the residents up, demanded money from them and hit them with the guns, according to the Wednesday news release.

The would-be robbers left without getting money, police said.

Authorities said Thursday that the investigation is continuing as they try to identify the third intruder.

WEDNESDAY STORY:

An Arkansan and his roommates were tied up at their apartment Wednesday morning by intruders who held them at gunpoint, according to a news release.

Police began their investigation after checking on a person who was standing in his pajamas outside the Chateau Apartments at 828 South Caraway Road in Jonesboro around 8:30 a.m., Police Department spokesman Cpl. Dave McDaniel said.

The male victim and his roommates had been asleep when three people armed with guns and a machete entered their home, authorities said. The trio tied the residents up, demanded money from them and hit them with the guns, according to the release.

Police said the residents were injured, but the would-be robbers left without getting money, the release states.

McDaniel said the injuries were “very minor” and that he did not believe any of the victims were taken to a hospital. Police declined to identify the victims Wednesday afternoon.

No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made at the time of the release.

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