Armed robbery followed by arrest Thursday night in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police cars formed a line late Thursday night into Friday morning at the corner of Nettleton and Flint, arresting a Jonesboro man on suspicion of armed robbery.

30-year-old Mareo Smith is who Jonesboro Police believe committed the act.

The crime took place at about 9:30 PM Thursday when a man with a gun robbed the Junior Foods location at Nettleton and Flint in Jonesboro. The armed robber fled, according to Jonesboro Police.

Shortly thereafter, Smith was arrested and placed in custody on suspicion of armed robbery.

Three divisions of Jonesboro Police Department were involved in the arrest.