On 1/10/13, at approximately 2:01 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to the Shell Superstop, located at 16824 I-30, on report of a robbery. Upon their arrival it was determined that an armed robbery took place and the suspects had fled prior officers' arrival.
One suspect entered the business armed with a pistol that was displayed during the course of the robbery. While inside the business the suspect jumped onto the counter and fired a round from the pistol into the floor, and then fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise. The clerk didn't sustain any physical injuries as a result of this incident.
The suspect that entered the business was described as being a slender white male wearing a black jacket and jeans with a dark colored, half-open face style toboggan. Additionally, there were two individuals in a vehicle outside the business that accompanied him there, but never entered the store. The suspect vehicle was described as being a late 90's Chevrolet Malibu.
Detectives are diligently working leads in the case and additional information will be broadcast as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to please contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text.
(Source: Benton Police Department)