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LR gas station robbed at gunpoint

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published December 14, 2012 at 9:06 a.m.

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— Authorities are looking for two men who beat a clerk while robbing a gas station in Little Rock late Thursday night.

The Little Rock Police Department says two men dressed in all black entered the Conoco station at 10200 N. Rodney Parham Road about 11:10 p.m. and demanded cash. One was armed with a handgun.

According to a report, the clerk gave them the money from the register before they demanded more. The clerk told them it was in the safe.

"The first suspect tried to open the safe but could not get in it," police wrote in the report. "The first suspect stated to the second one 'Get him, bust him.' The second suspect struck [the clerk] in the left eye with his fist."

A scuffle followed, police said, during which the clerk was able to pull off a skull cap one of the robbers was using to hide his face. That man reportedly hid his face as he ran from the business and was followed by the second assailant.

The robbers are described as black men who stood about 5-foot-9. One weighed about 250 pounds and was 20 to 25 years old. The second weighed about 160.

The incident marked the second gas station robbery in as many days after the Exxon at 7600 Cantrell Road was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.


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PenLR says... December 14, 2012 at 9:48 a.m.

Some people just get a part time job for extra holiday cash...

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phaqu22 says... December 14, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.

Government mandate bullet proof glass to protect clerks and cash!

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wormie says... December 14, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.

Need to contact Tommy Robinson. Have him hold classes to learn how to prevent this. He slowed down the liquor store robberies when he was in office!

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Jackabbott says... December 14, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

Same old story. LR, NLR and Pulaski County has become a "wild west" of crime. It is already out of control. they know the profile of these retards and retreads. Divert police from traffic and "community policing" and go after the thugs. Unless the D.A. is willing to go after sitffer sentences and the parole boards quit filling the streets with hoodlums this will continue. It is a breakdown in criminal justice, these bums have enough sense to see a hole in the system and are abusing it and cashing it on it.

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Populist says... December 14, 2012 at 10:33 a.m.

Again, you need to crack down on these hoods, but you also need to have social services start taking the young children out of the unfit homes where these kids grow up. Birth control should be readily available and anti-teenage pregnancy campaigns need to be taught in the schools. Community Centers need renovation and expanded programs which are free for children in need. Flood the Little Rock schools with better programs and more computers. If Little Rock does not do a better job of ridding itself of crime and child abuse, another generation of hoods will be doing this in 10 years.

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MenLR2 says... December 14, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.

Birth Control for Thugs.... Cut their Tally Wacker off when they are caught... watch crime rate drop...

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HotSpringsLawyer says... December 14, 2012 at 12:36 p.m.

Is it time to be thinking about the National Guard if the police can't help?

Even if more computers in schools were the answer, which they aren't, that would help when -- fifteen years from now?

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Grannycares says... December 14, 2012 at 12:51 p.m.

I agree with Jackabbott. The thugs get put away but are on parole and back on the streets before serving even half their sentences. The system is broken when thieves/murders have more rights than a law-abiding citizen. I wrote this yesterday about the guy sentenced to 30 years for robbing the Centennial bank: " What is wrong with our justice system? Hill was convicted of first degree murder in 1992. The article doesn't say how many years he served. In 2007 he was acquitted on a car-jacking charge but subsequently charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison - but paroled in 2010! In February 2011, he was charged with cocaine possession and having fictitious license plates on his car, but those charges were dropped when he was sentenced last week for armed bank robbery in May 2011. Who knows what else he did during his time out of jail/prison for which he was never caught. Obviously, he was not rehabilitated in prison. Why was this guy back on the streets in 2010? The parol board or someone in our justice system needs to answer for this."

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SRBROTHERINLAW says... December 14, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.

Put the prisons back to hard labor, bread and water, and harsh punishment not hand slapping. Then impose the sentences to full time that only the governor can change or pardon. See how fast crime goes down.

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