Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is looking for two unknown suspects who entered a business and forced all occupants at gunpoint to the back and inside of a walk-in freezer.
According to TAPD, the robbery took place 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.
Authorities say, the investigation revealed two unknown suspects entered the business and forced all occupants at gunpoint to the back and inside of a walk-in freezer. At that time the suspects ordered an employee to give them money from the register.
According to officials, the employee was struck several times by the suspects before fleeing the property with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The victim was transported by LifeNet to CHRISTUS St. Michael hospital for medical attention.
One suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’8 tall, hazel eyes, wearing a tan Carhart Jumpsuit.
The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’9 tall, wearing a black Under Armor hoodie, and black baggy pants.
Police say these two individuals may be responsible for more than one armed robbery.
TAPD says that on the same evening at approximately 10:15 p.m., 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 are believed to be related.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154, Hope Police Department at 870-722-2510, or the Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.