From Conway Police Department reports
Conway police were alerted to an incident at the Walmart on Skyline Drive where a man stole more than $1,200 worth of electronics after giving a cashier the incorrect amount of change.
Loss prevention staff reported the incident Friday, stating a man entered the store around 3 p.m. Monday and attempted to purchase three computers totaling $2,266.35.
According to the loss prevention employee, the man counted out $2,300 to the cashier and asked for it back. The man then handed a handful of money back to the cashier. However, the loss prevention said he only gave the cashier "approximately $1,000" at this time.
While watching surveillance footage of the incident, the responding officer "observed [the suspect] fold some of the money and place it out of view of the camera, and then he gave it back to the cashier" after asking to see the money he initially handed the cashier.
"The cashier did not see the sleight-of-hand, and also did not count the money again," according to the officer's report.
The loss prevention employee told the officer several stores in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas have been affected by similar incidents and provided information on the suspect.
A man was arrested on Saturday for destroying an Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper stand, according to an incident report.
The report states a woman was washing clothes at the laundry mat around 4 p.m. "when she heard a loud crash."
After hearing the loud crashing sound, she went to check on her vehicle, which is when she said she noticed a yellow newspaper machine was laying on the ground. She told police she saw a white male drag the machine and try to throw it in the trash.
Following a failed attempt to throw the newspaper stand in the trash, the man reportedly began destroying the stand.
"She advised me that he could not get it in the trash bin, so he started stepping on it," the report reads. "She informed me that she stepped outside and the male tried dragging it towards the street."
The woman said she was unsure if the man stole any papers. However, officers were able to identify the man based off photographs the woman took during the incident.
The suspect was later located in a Walmart parking lot.
A woman reported her vehicle was stolen Sunday morning.
According to an incident report, the woman went outside to start her car at 5 a.m. Sunday and left her 2005 Saturn Vue "running and unlocked" to warm up while she went back into her apartment.
When she went back outside 20 minutes later, she said her vehicle was gone.
The Saturn has two star stickers on the driver's side rear glass and an angel sticker on the passenger side rear glass. She said there is also a light pink colored breast cancer awareness magnet on the rear door.
The vehicle was entered as stolen property and a "Be On the Look Out" was issued to surrounding agencies, according to the report.