Bond set in alleged theft from vehicle

A $10,000 bond was set Wednesday for a man who allegedly broke into a parked vehicle and stole two bank money bags.

Although Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond, Robert Cain, 23, will not be able to post it because the Arkansas Parole Board has placed a hold on him, with no bond possible.

Cain is accused of entering a parked vehicle in White Hall either Sunday night or Monday morning and taking two bank bags containing cash and checks for First Assembly of God Church at White Hall.

The owner of the vehicle, a deacon at the church, said he had parked his vehicle at home after the Sunday night service and left the two bank bags in the vehicle, intending to take them to the bank Monday.

White Hall Police Sgt. John Zuber said the owner of the truck t0ld police he thought he had locked his vehicle, but there was no damage found to the vehicle. The two bags reportedly contained approximately $900 in cash and checks, and according to the affidavit, the suspect had taken the contents of one bag and put them in the other, leaving one empty bag in the vehicle.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Cain was identified as a suspect after Cain’s mother contacted White Hall police and said another son had given her a bank bag containing checks made out to the church, and said he had gotten the bag from his brother.

Kizer said Cain had an extensive history of burglaries and thefts, and had received a 10-year sentence to the Arkansas Department of Correction on those charges.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Cain.