Jonesboro police investigate armed robbery

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 8:12 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 11:34 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -Jonesboro police are searching for two men suspected of robbing a woman at gunpoint in her parents’ driveway.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, on Twin Oaks Avenue.

The 47-year-old victim told police she had just returned from a store on Parker Road when “someone knocked on her driver’s side window and began yelling at her to open the door.”

According to the initial incident report, the woman said she was “shocked and confused and did not realize what was happening.”

One of the suspects, described as an 18- to 20-year-old man wearing a white T-shirt, opened the door of her Nissan Murano and ordered her to get out.

“She said he was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and was pointing it at her as he yanked her from the car,” Officer Keith Baggett stated in his report.

Once she was out of the vehicle, the man reportedly grabbed her purse and drove off.

The woman said she ran to a nearby tree and hid until police could be called.

Police later recovered her stolen SUV on North Patrick Street.

According to the report, police are searching for two suspects who are 18 to 20 years of age. The report did not provide any other information on their description.

Anyone with information on the robbery can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657 or Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

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