Man arrested in armed robbery of Venus Adult Boutique

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A Texarkana man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery of the Venus Adult Boutique.

On the 22nd day of May 2017 an aggravated robbery occurred at the Venus Adult Boutique Store located at 6780 State Highway 108. Two masked armed gunmen entered into the store brandishing their weapons and demanded money. The two suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money.

The Miller County Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation and were able to determine through video surveillance of the store that the two perpetrators were black males. Investigators were also able to obtain the make and model of the suspect vehicle as well as a partial tag number.

During this three-month investigation, numerous items of evidence were collected and sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for analysis. The investigation has led to the identification of one of the suspects, 27-year-old Travon Mandel Peoples. A warrant of arrest was obtained for Peoples and he was subsequently arrested by the Texarkana Texas Police Department. He is now awaiting extradition to Miller County, Arkansas.

The investigation is still ongoing and additional warrants are forthcoming. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that if you have information about this crime or any other crime to please contact the sheriff’s office at 870-774-3001 or Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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