Suspect arrested in Exxon gas station robbery, police say

Suspect arrested in Exxon gas station robbery, police say
Andrew Williams was located and arrested in Jonesboro by the US Marshals East Arkansas Fugitive Task Force and the Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department via Facebook)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The search for a Blytheville man in connection with a robbery earlier this week at a Jonesboro gas station is over with his arrest, according to Jonesboro police.

According to a post on the Jonesboro Police Department Facebook page, Andrew Williams of Blytheville was arrested around 3:15 p.m. Friday afternoon by the United States Marshals East Arkansas Fugitive Task Force and the Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit.

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Jonesboro police had identified a man suspected of robbing a gas station Sunday morning at gunpoint.

Officers were searching for Williams for several days.

Williams is suspected of robbing the store at gunpoint around 11:20 a.m. Sunday.

A bench warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to a Friday news release.

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“Witnesses stated that a black male, wearing a white T-shirt and grey jacket, robbed the store with a handgun and took an undetermined amount of money," according to a post. "The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.”

A Jonesboro Police Department’s incident report stated that the manager of TJ Maxx saw a suspicious vehicle parked near the Exxon before the alleged robbery.

The car, the manager said, was a gold passenger car that was occupied by a black man wearing a “do rag.”

“Witnesses stated that a black male, wearing a white T-shirt and grey jacket, robbed the store with a handgun and took an undetermined amount of money."
“Witnesses stated that a black male, wearing a white T-shirt and grey jacket, robbed the store with a handgun and took an undetermined amount of money." (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)

Williams was taken to the Craighead County jail, where he was being held awaiting a probable cause hearing next week, police said.

Region 8 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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