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El Dorado police responded Monday to three reports of vehicle break-ins and thefts that were concentrated in the area between South College and Cooper Drive.

A handgun and knives were among the items that were reported stolen.

At 12:44 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 1200 block of West First, where a woman said someone entered her vehicle and took $10 in change. She said the suspect(s) also stole a weedeater from the yard.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry and the woman said she forgot to lock the doors to the vehicle.

Officers responded at 6:25 p.m. to another report of breaking or entering at a residence in the 500 block of Cooper Drive.

A man told officers he saw a male inside his pickup truck. The complainant said he lost sight of the suspect when the suspect ran east into some bushes.

He told police that $9 in change was missing from the vehicle.

The suspect was described as a black male with light skin, wearing red, white and blue shorts and no shirt.

The man noted that he left the doors of the truck unlocked.

Police responded at 9:36 p.m. to a report of a third vehicle break-in at a residence in the 700 block of South College.

A handgun and 6-inch knives were missing from the vehicle, the complainant said.

Police said the front passenger window was broken and a large rock was on the floorboard.

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

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