Paragould business robbed just before opening

PARAGOULD, AR(KAIT) – Paragould police are investigating a robbery at a service station justbefore opening up.

According topolice, an employee at Speed Lube on N. 23rd Street was just aboutto open on March 4 when the robbery occurred. As the employee was putting cash into the register, the employee toldpolice a male voice said not to turn around or he would shoot.

He then said to handover the money. The employee did and the robber made off with an undisclosedamount of cash, according to police.

After robbing theemployee the suspect fled outside the back of the store. The employee was unable togive police a description of the suspect or if he had fled on foot or in avehicle.

If you have anyinformation about this case you are asked to call the Paragould PoliceDepartment Criminal Division at 870-239-7556.

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