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El Dorado police responded to reports of six vehicle break-ins that occurred within two days of each other, four at one location and the two other at a second location less than a mile away.

A description of a possible suspect was provided in three of the four break-ins that were reported Saturday at Medical Center of South Arkansas, 700 W. Grove, and police said the driver’s side window was broken in each incident, including two that were reported at Murphy Oil, 200 E. Peach.

At approximately 6:17 a.m. Monday, a Murphy employee told police that the driver’s windows had been broken in two vehicles on the rear parking lot. The employee said the vehicles’ owners may have been out of town at a conference.

Officers were unable to determine if any items were missing but noted that items were scattered in the front seat of each vehicle.

Between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, police received three calls about vehicle break-ins at MCSA. A wallet and a package of cigarettes were reported stolen in one incident. The other two complainants told police it did not appear as if anything was missing.

A witness reported seeing a male leaving the area at approximately 6 a.m. The male was described as black, riding a bicycle, wearing a black jacket, khaki pants and a stocking cap.

More than 12 hours later, an EPD officer working off-duty security was called to the parking lot just west of the Emergency Room in reference to another vehicle break-in.

An employee said he and other hospital staff members had been outside at 11:15 p.m. and when he returned 15 minutes later, the driver’s window was broken. The man said his wallet, which contained several credit cards and $40 cash, was stolen.

Tia Lyons may be contacted at 870-862-6611 or

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