|Updated: 12/09/2011 10:24 am
||Published: 12/08/2011 9:27 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Little Rock Police are searching for men who they think robbed the Sunshine Food Store then shot at police officers while fleeing.
Police say the two men robbed an individual at 7:50pm at 6313 Senate Drive. Just after 8pm, according to police, those same two men robbed the Sunshine Food Store at 3200 Baseline Road.
Witnesses told police the suspects walked in the store brandishing handguns. They said the suspects walked behind the counter and demanded money and cigarettes. One of the suspects struck an employee in the back of the head with a pistol, according to reports.
Police responding to the call chased the suspects to the 8700 block of Stanton Road. That is where three people jumped out of their car and fled into a trailer park while shooting at officers. Police say they returned fire. No officers were hit in the exchange, it is not unknown if the suspects were.
The suspects escaped but detectives do have information on them and are working to get them identified.