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Three masked men broke into a northeast Arkansas home early Thursday and demanded money while holding a child at gunpoint, authorities said.

Officers with the Jonesboro Police Department said they were called to a home on Stallings Lane around 2 a.m. in reference to an aggravated residential burglary.

One of the occupants of the home said three black men who were wearing masks and armed with handguns kicked in the front door, held a gun to child's head and demanded money. The victim said after a period of time, the assailants fled in a dark-colored four-door car.

Sally Smith, a spokeswoman for the agency, said items were taken from the home, but she couldn't release further details because it is an active investigation.

No injuries were reported and no arrests had been made at the time of the report.


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  • Justthefaqsmaam
    January 17, 2019 at 12:32 p.m.

    Jonesboro’s crime rate per capita is as bad as Little Rock

  • hurricane46
    January 17, 2019 at 12:38 p.m.

    Bad people have moved into Jonesboro.

  • tngilmer
    January 17, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.

    Three good Democrats trying to redistribute the wealth.

  • titleist10
    January 17, 2019 at 5:13 p.m.

    Blacks just doing what they were taught too stupid/lazy to work

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    January 17, 2019 at 5:31 p.m.

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
    It will never NOT be a fact that this was done to children just after the civil war.
    I'm sure we've seen the movie Free State of Jones.
    Hidden to our educations is that Militias became integral to keeping the vengeful Klan from slaughtering even more innocent life.
    Militias are a societal mechanism.
    We need another societal mechanism not just for people in Jonesboro but for all of Arkansas.
    One of empowerment, of purpose and meaning!
    Think outside the box because building prisons is not working.
    Why NOT?
    Today you hear things like "Males are not naturally inclined to teach"
    I'm sorry are we forgetting Aristotle? Plato?
    Thank you.

  • hurricane46
    January 17, 2019 at 8:10 p.m.

    Three Trump voters