PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Dec. 14 UPDATE: The posting of a video on KAIT this week helped authorities make an arrest in connection with an aggravated robbery in Paragould, Detective Jack Haley of the Paragould Police Department said.
Samuel Weeams was arrested Wednesday in connection with the robbery Friday at Jordan's Northend at 324 West Northend Ave., Haley said.
"After posting a video with our local news station we received a large response, and numerous tips. Due to the large amount of information and tips that were provided to us by the public we were able to arrest Samuel Weeams for his involvement in this incident," Haley said.
Weeams was being held Wednesday by Paragould police in connection with the robbery.
Paragould police hope surveillance video will help them identify a man who robbed a local convenience store.
The robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Jordan's Kwik Stop #23, 324 W. Northend.
The video showed the suspect, wearing a Hulk mask, point a gun at the clerk and order her to empty the cash register into a bag.
He apparently made a female customer hold open the bag while the employee dumped the money in.
During the holdup, several customers entered the store, unaware what was going on.
Dispatch, according to an incident report from the Paragould Police Department, received a call from an employee saying the store was being robbed.
The caller, who was not at the store, then hung up the phone without providing more information.
When police arrived, the man had left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
Anyone who can identify the suspect in the video and photos should call PPD at 870-236-7621.
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