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Police car, 7 others broken into in Austin

Austin Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with eight vehicle thefts, including an Arkansas State Police car, in which 5 guns were stolen.
AUSTIN, AR – Austin Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with eight vehicle thefts, including an Arkansas State Police car, in which 5 guns were stolen.

Police say they saw the suspect, 31-year-old Randal Harris from Sherwood, on a security camera in a stolen truck rummaging through a person’s car. The stolen truck was later found near Highway 100 and I-430.

Police say they found a motel room registered to Harris in North Little Rock. In the room police say they found “numerous items stolen from the City of Austin and the City of Beebe.” The items included 5 guns, electronics, and clothing.

Harris is charged with 9 counts of breaking or entering and is held on $10,000 bond.

The vehicle thefts occurred in the Carriage Court Phase II and Cross Creek subdivisions, and also along Weathering Drive early Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information or questions about the stolen items can contact the Austin Police at 501-843-7856.
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