A report of an attempted burglary at a house on the north side of Pine Bluff Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man who was allegedly chased down by a neighbor of the victim and held for police.
Krystian Robinson, 19, was chased to an abandoned house at 2518 Whiteside Ave. and was told to “stay where he was” because the police had been called, Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Billy Robertson said in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Friday
According to the affidavit, police were sent to the 1200 block of N. Palm St. at 9:57 a.m., where a woman who lived in the house said she heard a noise at the door and saw a man wearing a camouflage hoodie. She said the man snatched the screen door open, damaging the latch. She said when she screamed, the man took off running.
While Robinson was at the abandoned house, he allegedly took off the hoodie he was wearing and hid it, then told police he took it off because it was hot.
When Robinson was interviewed, he allegedly said he did not try to break into the house and said, “a friend told him that a girl he knew was at the house.” He said he knocked on the door and then pulled the screen door open, then ran when he heard the woman scream. Robertson also reported that Robinson could not explain why he tried to hide the hoodie.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Robinson after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with criminal attempt residential burglary.