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Police: 2 suspects caught burglarizing Benton home

A man and a woman were caught Monday afternoon, suspected of burglarizing a home on Holly Drive in Benton.
Bobby Smith, arrested for residential burglary
Bobby Smith, arrested for residential burglary
BENTON, AR – A man and a woman were caught Monday afternoon, suspected of burglarizing a home on Holly Drive in Benton.

Benton Police arrived at the home to find that the backdoor had been forced open, but nobody was in the home. Officers in the area found one of the suspects, who ran away from them. After a short chase, Bobby Smith, 37, was apprehended. A little while later Jennifer Brock, 30, was also arrested in connection to the crime.

Police credit a neighbor, who was paying attention and saw the robbery taking place and called police.

Smith is charged with residential burglary, possession of a firearm by a certain person, theft of property, and criminal mischief. Police say Smith is a parolee and had active warrants for his arrest in Saline County.

Brock is charged with residential burglary, theft of property, criminal mischief, and theft of property.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact the police at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS.
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