On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1:30am the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 2900 Block of East Street, the EZ Mart convenience store, in reference to a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived they located an employee of the business, who reported that he had been robbed by an unknown black male. The employee said the suspect entered the business and demanded cash from the register and is believed to have been armed. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash the suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
A short time later at 4:31am, TAPD responded to the 4400 Block of East 9th Street, EZ Mart convenience store, in reference to a report of a robbery. During this incident an unknown black male entered the business and approached the employee demanding money from the register, again the suspect is believed to have been armed. The suspect fled the scene to the west.
Upon further investigation of these incidents it is determined the same suspect committed both robberies on this date. The suspect is described as a tall and slender black male.
This case is under investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to call 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)