suspect CollageSMALLsuspects2 3SMALLAt approximately 7:03 a.m. Thursday, March 17 residents on Mount Vernon Drive reported that three vehicles were broken into and items were stolen from them. It was discovered that one of the resident’s credit cards was used at the Murphy USA gas station on Interstate 30 at 4:31 a.m. that same day.

Surveillance camera images revealed a black male with a beard wearing black pants and black shirt purchased items at 4:31 a.m. inside Murphy USA. The suspect later left the store in a white passenger car. Surveillance camera images from the adjacent Walmart store showed three black males enter the store and attempted to use stolen credit cards at 4:36 a.m. on 3-17-2016.

Anyone with information about these incidents or can identify any of the suspects or vehicle is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us anonymous information to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play.

Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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