JPD looking for 3rd suspect in Exxon armed robbery as second suspect appears in court

The clerk of the Exxon gas station on South Caraway Road was arrested Wednesday

JPD looking for 3rd suspect in Exxon armed robbery as second suspect appears in court
A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Antwane L. Blair for Aggravated Robbery and Theft greater than $5000. (Source: Jonesboro Police Dept.)

JONESBORO, Ark (KAIT) - Jonesboro Police released a picture of a third man who is wanted in connection to the gas station robbery on May 5.

According to the Facebook post, an arrest warrant was issued for Antwane L. Blair for aggravated robbery and theft greater than $5,000.

Police say he's wanted in connection to the armed robbery of the Exxon gas station on Caraway Road May 5.

If you know Antwane Blair or his whereabouts, you’re asked to call the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657, or CrimeStoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867)

On Wednesday, JPD released information that the clerk seen in the video was also arrested in connection to the robbery.

Another arrest has been made in relation to the armed robbery that occurred on March 5 at the Exxon station located at...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

“Upon further investigation, JPD detectives uncovered information that led to Latoya Cannon being very much a part of the planning and execution of the robbery,” the post noted.

Police said Cannon was there when Andrew Williams entered the convenience store with a firearm and moved to the register.

“Williams began going through cabinets behind the counter and located a bag under the register that contained $10,000 cash,” police said in the post. “During the encounter, Cannon, stood behind Williams with her hands in the air. She repeatedly told him ‘I don’t have anything’ and to ‘Stop it’. Two witnesses entered the store and Cannon began to yell louder for him to ‘Stop it.’”

Williams then left and police say Cannon then asked witnesses to leave, locked both doors and called the police.

In addition to aggravated robbery, Cannon was arrested on suspicion of theft greater than $5,000.

Cannon appeared in court Thursday for a probable cause hearing in connection with the robbery.

District Judge David Boling set a $250,000 bond for Cannon, who will be arraigned July 31 in circuit court.

Suspect in Exxon gas station robbery in Jonesboro is in custody
Suspect in Exxon gas station robbery in Jonesboro is in custody (Source: Jonesboro Police Department via Facebook)

The report said suspect Andrew Williams entered the building from the north entrance and walked behind the counter with a silver firearm in his right hand. The cashier backed up as Williams began opening drawers and cabinets.

Court documents further stated he located $10,000 in a cabinet and began putting the money in a plastic bag. Williams left the store when other customers entered.

He was identified by Arkansas Community Correction parole officers in Mississippi County where he is currently on parole.

In the probable cause affidavit from Cannon’s arrest, police say it was a jacket that provided clues about Williams’ role in the robbery.

“Det. Brian Arnold received the most recent photographs of Andrew Williams that were taken at the parole office in January. Andrew Williams appears to be wearing the same jacket as in the photograph as he did the day of the aggravated robbery,” the affidavit noted. “Andrew was positively identified using the current photographs and still images from the aggravated robbery that occurred on 5-5-19.”

Williams was in court before Judge David Boling on May 13.

Williams is being charged with felony aggravated robbery, felony possession of firearm by certain persons, and felony theft greater than $5,000 but less than $25,000.

His bond was set at $1 million and his next court date June 28.

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