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story.lead_photo.caption Little Rock police officers investigate a robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 6004 Baseline Road on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. - Photo by Thomas Metthe

A 28-year-old who was arrested after a bank robbery Friday morning is also suspected in the Thursday holdup of a beauty supply store, police said.

Brandon Marcelis of North Little Rock was arrested on two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft Friday, Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Michael Ford said.

Both robberies took place during the day, and the businesses are less than 400 feet apart.

The second holdup took place around 11:30 a.m. Friday at the U.S. Bank branch at 6004 Baseline Road, which is near the street’s intersection with Geyer Springs Road, Ford said. According to police, no one was hurt in the holdup, and the bank’s property was recovered.

Less than 24 hours earlier, a gunman robbed the Beauty Gallery robbery at 5919 Baseline Road, a separate report states. Authorities said the robber pointed a gun at employees around 1:15 p.m. and told them to put all the money from the store’s cash register into a bag.

Employees told officers that they had had helped him shop for a belt when he came into the business.

The workers said they weren’t sure how much money was in the bag, but added that the robber had also taken the belt and a few more items when he left, according to the report.

Ford said Friday that the store’s property had not yet been recovered.

Marcelis was being held at the Pulaski County jail Friday afternoon, according to police. He is set to appear in court Aug. 17.


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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette deputy editor Jillian Kremer contributed to this story.

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  • JIMBOB47
    August 10, 2018 at 1:11 p.m.

    If you don't have any information, why publish the story??

  • Cliffdweller
    August 10, 2018 at 1:42 p.m.

    I respectfully disagree with you JIMBO47. This is considered breaking news. This is all they know at this time. You can say the same thing about the Trade Towers on 9/11. But unlike broadcast and cable news media, no one at the Dem Gaz is endlessly speculating unknown and probably non-factual nonsense. The Dem Gaz is doing the right thing.

  • JPRoland
    August 10, 2018 at 1:55 p.m.

    Cliffdweller is correct. It is a breaking story. But, I also wish we knew a description of a person or vehicle to keep an eye out for.

  • LR1955
    August 10, 2018 at 2:23 p.m.

    Authorities said one person, described as a "possible suspect," was in custody

    Probably because he matches the camera images or is covered in exploding money dye.

  • itryed
    August 10, 2018 at 2:54 p.m.

    Cliffdweller talking about FOX

  • Razrbak
    August 10, 2018 at 5:17 p.m.

    Did the bank hand out a TracPak with the cash?

  • HarleyOwner
    August 10, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.

    According to Fox a black guy was arrested. (no surprise there)

  • titleist10
    August 10, 2018 at 6:22 p.m.

    Jus supplementing his free govt hand outs

  • NoUserName
    August 10, 2018 at 6:26 p.m.

    According to police, Mr. Marcelis was apparently on parole at the time of the robberies.

  • Lsull
    August 10, 2018 at 7:43 p.m.

    Here we go again on parole more crimes.