Four men, two of them armed, robbed a west Little Rock jewelry store Tuesday morning before fleeing in a stolen pickup driven by a fifth man, police said.
Surveillance video from the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday at Roberson’s Fine Jewelry in Little Rock shows four of the robbers in the store.
The men entered Roberson's Fine Jewelry, 11525 Cantrell Road, at the Pleasant Ridge Town Center at 11:48 a.m. Officer Richard Hilgeman, spokesman for Little Rock police, said two of the men had guns and the other two smashed the glass on the jewelry display cases with a hammer and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
The men then left in a tan Chevrolet pickup that had been stolen earlier in the day, police said. The pickup was abandoned at Fairview Road Church of Christ, behind the shopping center. Police said the men are believed to have run from the truck to a black vehicle, the make and model of which is unknown.
No one was hurt during the robbery and Hilgeman said he didn't know how many people were inside the store when the men entered Tuesday morning.
Security cameras captured footage of the robbery and police released photos of the men Tuesday afternoon. All were wearing gloves and had their faces covered except for the getaway driver, who is described as an older black man with a very slender build and a thin gray beard, police said.
Police said the first gunman was wearing black shorts with red trim, a dark long-sleeve shirt and a two-tone beach-style hat, and was armed with a black revolver.
The second gunman was tall and slender, and was wearing a camouflage jacket, a white and red Chicago Bulls cap and jeans. He was armed with a chrome semi-automatic pistol.
The two men who smashed the glass on the jewelry display cases were wearing dark clothing, police said. One of the men had a White Sox cap on and the other had a blue cap with white writing on it.
A woman who answered the phone at Roberson's Fine Jewelry Tuesday afternoon said the store had no comment. A status on the store's Facebook page said, "Today at 11:45 Roberson's Fine Jewelry was robbed. We are so thankful that everyone is OK. Thanks to everyone that is reaching out to us. All [patrons'] merchandise is secured. We will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m."
Police had not made any arrests Tuesday evening.
Metro on 09/23/2015
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