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.

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

photo courtesy JPD

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