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Armed robbery suspect arrested

Monqrea Buchanan (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Monqrea Buchanan (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Police have arrested a teen suspected of robbing a Jonesboro gas station earlier this week.

The Jonesboro Police Department's Street Crimes Unit arrested 18-year-old Monqrea M. Buchanan Thursday night on suspicion of aggravated robbery.

He’s accused in the armed robbery of the Valero gas station on West Nettleton Wednesday morning.

Police say two men in their teens to mid-20s entered the store, armed with a handgun. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the two suspects then ran from the store.

Buchanan is being held on a temporary bond of $1 million pending a probable cause hearing on Monday. 

Detectives continue to search for the other suspect. 

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