Juvenile arrested in connection to Pizza Hut robbery

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The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male in connection to the January 4th, aggravated robbery that occurred at Pizza Hut on State Line Ave.

According to a press release the juvenile was arrested by TAPD yesterday from a detention facility in Central Arkansas and charged with aggravated robbery. He was in custody prior to TAPD arrest for unrelated robbery charges. Currently the investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:45pm Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to a 911 call of a robbery at Pizza Hut located in the 3700 Block of North State Line Avenue. The investigation revealed two unknown suspects entered the business and forced all occupants at gunpoint to the back and inside a walk-in freezer. At that time the suspects ordered an employee to give them money from the register. During the incident, the employee was struck several times by the suspects before fleeing the property with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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The victim was transported by LifeNet to St. Michael hospital for medical attention.

On the same evening at approximately 10:15, Hope Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Sonic located in Hope, Arkansas. Hope Police Detectives advised two suspects with a very similar description entered the business and demanded money from the employees while armed with weapons. Both incidents were believed to be related.

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