Convenience store robbed, police searching for suspect

Convenience store robbed, police searching for suspect
Source: Searcy Police Department
Source: Searcy Police Department
Source: Searcy Police Department
Source: Searcy Police Department

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Searcy police hope surveillance video will help them identify a man who robbed a convenience store.

The holdup happened Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Searcy Mart, 401 N. Maple, according to Officer Terri Lee, public information officer for the police department.

The suspect entered the store around 4 p.m. and flashed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the man then ran from the building.

Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male with short, curly hair. At the time of the holdup, he wore a black shirt, black shorts, and black and red shoes. A black piece of cloth covered his face.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and developing suspect information, Lee said. The video has not been released to the public.

Updated at 4:04 p.m., Sept. 27:

Police are also investigating two other robberies at the convenience store - on Sept. 16 and Sept. 26. On the Sept. 16 robbery, the suspect had already left the scene before police got there. The clerk told police that the suspect came into the store, showed a black semi-automatic handgun and left with the money. Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male with short, curly hair, wearing a black shirt, black shorts and black and red shoes.

The suspect also had a black piece of cloth over his face, police said.

On the Sept. 26 robbery, the suspect walked into the store about 8:50 p.m. and demanded money. From there, the suspect pulled a black semi-automatic handgun from his waist and demanded money.

Police also describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male wearing a blue/gray long sleeve shirt, black shorts and white shoes. The suspect also had a dark piece of cloth over his face.

Anyone with information on the cases should call the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-3531.

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