5 weekend business robberies in Little Rock

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Police are looking for suspects after a weekend string of robberies across the city.

The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) on Monday released reports on five cases.

The most recent happened around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the Dollar General on Springer Boulevard. That’s where a suspect armed with a handgun got away with the money from the cash register. Police say security cameras recorded the robbery.

On Saturday night, the LRPD worked four robbery scenes.

The most recent one happened around 9:30 p.m. at Kwick Pantry just off Interstate 30. That’s where a group of suspects were reported to have walked in and took candy and a soft drink without paying. Two of the four suspects reportedly showed the store workers they had guns. When one of the workers fought with one of the suspects and told them to leave, they all then left and drove off in the same car. Security cameras recorded the robbery, police say.

The third robbery happened around 9:20 p.m. at a Family Dollar store on E. Roosevelt Road. A suspect described as wearing all black clothing with a tshirt covering his face was reported to have pointed a gun at workers before leaving with cash that was placed inside one of the store’s plastic bags. Police say store security recorded the robbery.

A fourth weekend robbery was reported shortly before 9 p.m. at the Game Exchange on S. University. The store workers told police two suspects came in with their faces covered and pointed a pistol at them. They ordered them to open cash register and give up the cash. The report states the suspects then told the workers to go to the back of the store. Before they left, the suspects took a PlayStation 4 Pro off the counter, valued at $400.

The fifth weekend incident was actually a robbery attempt in which the suspect did not get away with anything. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the Metro PCS, 6420 Colonel Glenn Road. That’s where workers said a man with a handgun walked in wearing a hoodie with his face covered, walked behind the counter and then tried to take the money. The LRPD report states a store worker was on a FaceTime phone call and asked the person they were talking with to call the police. When the suspect heard them say that, they and ran out of the store empty-handed.

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