JONESBORO — The suspect seen on surveillance footage robbing a Dollar General last week has not been arrested, an official said.
A Brookland woman told police Thursday the armed man ran out of the store toward a silver car parked on the west side of the building when she arrived, according to the incident report.
“(The suspect) pointed a handgun at her and told her not to say anything and then ran toward the parked car,” Officer Michael Steele wrote in the report.
A female witness who was inside the store said the robber was silent when he entered. The unknown perpetrator fled the Dollar General located at 5900 E. Johnson Ave. with “multiple different bills,” but an estimate was not listed in the report.
The Jonesboro Police Department described the suspect as a tall, slender Black male.
The man was wearing gloves and a black face covering in a Facebook photo taken from the store’s surveillance footage. Detectives have “received a few tips” regarding the store heist, said Sally Smith, JPD public information specialist.
“If you recognize this person, give us a call at 870-935-5657. If your tip leads to an arrest, CrimeStoppers will issue a reward,” the department posted Friday.
The department’s probe is still active, she said. If apprehended, the suspect faces charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
Police are also still looking for an unknown suspect who robbed an Arrest Bank branch near the Farville Curve community on Jan. 2, Smith said.
According to previous Sun reporting, the bank robber wore a mask and told employees he was armed with an explosive device. The suspect fled the scene on foot with $2,235.
Tips for either robbery can be made anonymous by phone or online.