On November 12, 2012 at 10:00pm, Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to the EZ Mart convenience store located at 711 Hickory Street, in reference to an armed robbery call. When officers arrived they located an employee of the business, who reported that he had been robbed by an unknown white male. The employee said the suspect entered the business and demanded cash from the register while acting as if he had a weapon in the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash the suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Detective John Cochran arrived on scene and continued the investigation. Det. Cochran and other TAPD Detectives worked diligently to identify the suspect which subsequently led them to Gregory Gutowski, W/M 40yoa, of Ashland, Kentucky. Within 24 hours of the robbery, Detectives were able to locate and arrest Gutowski, who was transported to the Bi-State jail and charged with robbery.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)