Benton police investigating armed robbery at Tractor Supply Co.

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton police are investigating an armed robbery at Tractor Supply Company.

Around 9:37 p.m. on Thursday, officers were dispatched to Tractor Supply Company at 17318 Interstate 30 for a report of an armed robbery. Store employees said the suspect ran in an unknown direction and officers were not able to locate the suspect.

Employees said after closing the store, a black man wearing a mask came out of nearby bushes brandishing a handgun and ordered them into the store. While inside the store, the suspect and two employees scuffled, during which the suspect reportedly received stab wounds from a small knife. The suspect then ran.  

Two employees received minor injuries, with one being transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The black male suspect was wearing a black and gray hoodie or coat, dark pants, white shoes, a mask and a Razorback logo baseball hat.

Anyone with information about the suspect or information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. 

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