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VIDEO: Benton police search for robbery suspect

By David Harten

This article was published January 28, 2014 at 1:04 p.m.


A screen shot of a potential suspect from Sunday night's robbery of the Home Run gas station in Benton.

A screen shot of a potential suspect from Sunday night's Home Run gas station robbery.

Benton police are searching for a man who walked into a local gas station, displayed a gun and made off with money.

The Benton Police Department said the aggravated robbery occurred at 10:37 p.m. Sunday, when a man walked into the Home Run gas station, 1415 Military Road, pointed a handgun at an employee behind the counter and demanded money. He took an unknown amount of cash and fled toward Jameson Drive on foot, the Police Department said in a statement.

Benton police described the robber as a shorter-than-average, "probably" white man with a scar on his forehead. The robber was previously described as a light-skinned black man, but police revised their description upon further investigation and review of surveillance video.

He was wearing a black hooded jacket with green on the underarms and dark-colored pants. The man covered the lower part of his face with a Confederate flag bandanna, police said.

Anyone with information into this crime is asked to call the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or 315-8477 (TIPS). Anonymous tips can also be sent to police by texting 274637 (CRIMES) with “BNPD” in the body of the text, or those with information can share it online at


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