PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff officers are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery and attempted murder at a gas station.
Capt. G. B. Shapiro said a man entered the A&Y Shell station, 3110 S. Camden Rd., at around 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Police say the man tried making a purchase, showed a firearm, and then shot the clerk. The suspect then ran behind the counter and tried getting into the cash register, but failed. He then ran out of the store.
Shapiro said the clerk's injuries are life-threatening.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect should call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090. All calls will be kept confidential. A cash reward of $1,000.00 is available for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Pine Bluff Police Dept.'s website at www.pbpd.org or on its Facebook page. To text anonymous tip to detectives, text to 274637 then put "PBPD" with the message.
On Sept. 25th, a clerk was shot to death during a robbery at a convenience store in Pine Bluff. Because of that crime, Pine Bluff Alderman George Stepps proposed this week to require all convenience stores, gas stations, and fast food restaurant to install and maintain surveillance video cameras.