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Police bust burglary ring consisting of 14 suspects

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Forrest City police chief E.P. Reynolds says the burglary ring was loosely organized. Forrest City police chief E.P. Reynolds says the burglary ring was loosely organized.

(WMC-TV) - Police busted a burglary ring consisting of more than a dozen people in Forrest City.

"They kicked my front door in, got my Momma's purse, and that's all they got. They ran in real quick and right back out," said victim Malik Norman.

Investigators say that was the method of operation for a burglary ring operating for several weeks until police arrested 14 people, which composed of half teenagers and half adults.

Forrest City police chief E.P. Reynolds says the burglary ring was loosely organized.

"Some of them run in the same circles. They're actually forming these little groups and committing the crimes together," said Reynolds.

The chief says the suspects hit residences and businesses when no one was around getting in and out quickly.

"We were able to seize televisions, guns, cash and other personal items," said Reynolds.

Norman says whoever broke into his house took his tennis shoes, but he figures they must not have fit because they were found down the street.

Investigators say the crooks were sloppy. Police cracked the ring after solving one burglary that led to another and another.

Chief Reynolds says the investigation into the burglaries is ongoing. He says he expects even more arrests.

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