Conway police are asking for the public's assistance in locating three men and a woman whom they believe were involved in a string of armed robberies Sunday night near the University of Central Arkansas campus.
About 10:01 p.m., police responded to a report about an unidentified man who had been robbed at gunpoint at Fox Run Apartments, located at 300 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway Police Department spokesman La Tresha Woodruff said.
Police said the victim was exiting his car in the parking lot when he was approached by at least two men, one of which pointed a gun at the victim. The robbers demanded the man's money and belongings and fled on foot in an unknown direction.
About 30 minutes later, the department received another armed robbery report from a business on Dave Ward Drive, according to Woodruff. Another unidentified man had reported being robbed of several items at gunpoint while in the Draft's parking lot. The victim also reported that the men had fled on foot.
The third robbery occurred about 11:19 p.m. at the Arvest Bank parking lot, located at 2850 College Ave., Woodruff said. A man was sitting inside his car using his cellphone when one man approached his vehicle and another man opened his car's passenger door. The men demanded the driver exit his vehicle and make two withdrawals at the ATM, authorities said.
Woodruff said police developed four suspects in the robberies after the group appeared to use a stolen credit card to make several purchases at a Raceway gas station, located at 101 E. Oak St. They were last seen traveling together in a silver car.
All of the robberies occurred within about a one-mile radius of UCA's campus. The university police department assisted the Conway Police Department beginning with the first robbery, the university police department's spokesman Arch Jones Jr. said. He said a crime alert was issued to notify students, faculty and staff.
Another armed robbery was reported Monday morning at the Arkansas Federal Credit Union bank located at 220 Skyline Drive. Woodruff said police do not believe the two robberies were related.
Police ask anyone with information about the suspects or robberies to call the police department at (501) 450-6120 or text CRIME (27463).