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Crime Stoppers: Robbery seen and heard clearly on camera

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

An armed robbery at a store is caught on tape. One man had a gun, and police say a second man pretended to be a shopper the whole time.

It was at the Food Land Market on Eureka Springs that this robbery happened in mid-May, and the whole ordeal clearly caught on tape!

Inside the Food Land Market everything seemed normal. A customer walks in and goes to get a beverage from the back.

"A black male wearing blue and white checkered shorts, about 5'8", 160 pounds, and he had a close-cut beard and mustache and was wearing a ball cap," says Detective Elizabeth Adams with Lexington Police.

Moments later he approaches the counter to check out, and a man enters the store carrying a black and silver handgun. The man immediately begins yelling at the employee.

In the video you hear the employee yell to the man not to shoot him, and the suspect demanding money. The suspect then turns the gun on the customer, who seems surprised. Lexington Police say, however, he is actually an accomplice.

The employees turns over money to the suspect, who then leaves the store. As he leaves the customer tells the employee he no longer wants his merchandise. That's when police say he leaves the store, jumping into a late 90's, light model colored Cadillac and drives the suspect away.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward in the case.

If you have information in this case, contact Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020. It's a free call and it's anonymous.


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