Armed robbery at Family Dollar, suspect arrested

JONESBORO, Ark. – A teenager is in jail for allegedly robbing a store in Jonesboro on Sunday.

Jonesboro Police apprehended a 17 year old suspect connected to an aggravated robbery of the Family Dollar store on Gee Street.

Police were called to the location around 9:21 a.m. Sunday morning after an armed suspect stole an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene. Responding officers searched the area and located the suspect hiding under a vehicle in the 1400 block of West Jefferson. Money believed to be stolen from the robbery was found in his possession at the time of his arrest. A hand gun, believed to used during the robbery, was also recovered near where the suspect was hiding.

The suspect has been transported to CCDC to be held until his probable cause hearing.

photo courtesy JPD

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