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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Intruder threatens woman during home robbery

  • A brazen home robbery netted a gunman $650 in cash and debit and credit cards. The incident occurred on November 7.
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  • A brazen home robbery netted a gunman $650 in cash and debit and credit cards. The incident occurred on November 7. Officer Steven Eldridge responded to a residential burglary in progress at a residence on Roseland around 3:30 a.m. According to Eldridge's narrative, the family was asleep but was awakened by their dogs barking. The police report said that the woman got up to see what all the commotion was all about. When she entered the kitchen area, the unknown subject kicked in the carport door, grabbed her from behind and put her in a neck chokehold. The intruder put a gun under her chin and ordered her husband to give him his money or he was going to kill the man's wife. The man complied and gave the intruder his billfold containing $650, his driver's license and a debit and credit card and the assailant fled the scene stated the report. The man was described as being approximately six feet tall wearing what he believed to be dark clothing and a white mask. In the police report, the man told Eldridge that the subject may have blue eyes and that he had a southern accent. No arrest has been made in the case.

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