Investigation into store burglary leads to arrest

An investigation into a burglary that was reported at a business in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center on Dec. 10 resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly admitted his involvement.

Robert Jordan, 21, was taken into custody Thursday after police received information that some of the stolen merchandise could be found at a house in the 2400 block of Poplar Street, Detective Jerry Lambert reported in a probable cause affidavit.

An officer on patrol found a window at Rak’s Jeans and Accessories, 2801 S. Olive St., broken at 5:28 a.m. and store security video showed two men and a woman making several trips in and out of the store.

Lambert reported that when Jordan was interviewed, he claimed that he did not know the names of the other people involved, and said they asked him if he wanted to “hit a lick,” meaning pull a robbery or burglary, and he replied yes.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Jordan Friday after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with commercial burglary, theft of property and criminal mischief.

Jordan, who is originally from California, said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Feb .1.

An investigation is continuing to identify the other suspects in the burglary.