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Armed robber takes register, police investigating

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Police are investigating an armed robbery where a suspect took the cash register with him. A shot was fired in the incident, but it wasn't from the suspect.

Captain Scott Adams, Criminal Investigation Division Commander of the Blytheville Police Department stated officers were called to Larry's Grocery, 609 South Ruddle, Monday around 8:30 p.m.

A witness told police a black man dressed in a green, hooded jacket, black mask, and gray pants entered the store. He held the witness and store owner at gunpoint.

The suspect reportedly jumped the counter, took the cash register, and ran south behind the building.

The witness followed and saw the suspect run toward the Pear Tree Apartments. The suspect was seen throwing the register over a fence then he jumped the fence to get it before running out of sight.

Meanwhile, the store owner, according to Adams, got a gun and ran after the suspect.

As she did, she thought a vehicle driving away from the parking lot was the suspect's getaway vehicle.

According to Adams, the store owner shot at the vehicle which struck the passenger's side door. No injuries were reported.

The driver and passenger inside told police they saw the suspect run from the store.

The pair did not wish to press charges against the store owner at the time of the incident, Adams said.

No arrests have been made in the robbery thus far.

Anyone with information should call Blytheville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 870-763-4411 or tip line at 870-762-2677.

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