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Benton police are looking for a man who used a pickaxe to crack into jewelry display cases at a Wal-Mart Supercenter early Monday.

Officers were called about 5:20 a.m. Monday to the store at 17309 Interstate 30 South, where employees told them a man had gone to the jewelry department and used a pickaxe to break open a display case, according to a statement by Benton police Lt. Kevin Russell.

The robber, who told employees he had a gun and would shoot them if they tried to intervene, made off with an unknown amount of jewelry, Russell said. He fled through the back of the store, police said.

The robber is described as a black man wearing a blue-and-black plaid jacket, khaki pants and hat, a ski mask and gloves, and driving a relatively new work-style truck with toolboxes on the sides and amber running lights on the top of the cab, police said.

Those with information are encouraged to call the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171.

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