TAPD searching for armed robbery suspect

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Courtesy — Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) is seeking a suspect connected to the armed robbery of the 71 Express convenience store.

The incident took place at around 3:41 a.m. Tuesday at the store located at 5106 North Stateline Avenue.

According to police, the store clerk reported the suspect as being a black male wearing a white and black baseball style hat with a gray shirt with black pants having a white stripe down each pant leg.

Courtesy — Texarkana Arkansas Police Department

The clerk says via the police that the suspect entered the store and purchased an item. After turning to leave the store, the suspect turned around and pointed a pistol at the clerk and demanded money from the cash drawer. The clerk complied, and the suspect fled the store, leaving the clerk unharmed.

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TAPD has searched the area and processed the scene for prints and says they collected evidence, including watching and collecting footage from the surveillance camera.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the department’s criminal investigation division at 903-798-3154 or call Crime Stoppers at 903-793-7867 (STOP).