Convenience store robbed, police searching for suspect

Convenience store robbed, police searching for suspect

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are looking for a man who robbed a local convenience store of more than $1,300.

The hold-up happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday at Jordan's Kwik Stop, 4502 E. Nettleton.

A clerk said a tall, slender black man wearing all black walked in and demanded the employee to give him all the money in the till, the incident report said.

The worker gathered the cash from the register and the safe behind the counter, then put it in a bag and placed it on the counter.

The suspect then grabbed the bag, containing $1,315.54, and left the store.

The employee told police the man did not show a weapon, "but he motioned to his waistline as though he had a firearm there."

A Jonesboro police K9 unit called to the scene tracked the suspect north toward Highland Drive. As they passed along the back of the building, Officer Ethan Sanderlin noticed fresh footprints in the mud.

Sanderlin and his K9, Flak, continued tracking north, crossing the train tracks. The track ended approximately 50 feet north of the intersection of Highland and Irby on a dirt driveway.

"The driveway had what appeared to be fresh tire tracks leading away from it," Sanderlin said.

Anyone with information on this hold-up should call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.

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