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story.lead_photo.caption 20-year-old Jamal Devon Brewer of Hot Springs

The owners of an Arkansas gas station were robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon, police said.

The pair who own Valero, 3228 Central Ave. in Hot Springs, said they left the business about 12:30 p.m. with the store's deposits, according to a news release from the city's Police Department. The owners reportedly had $15,800 in cash.

Two assailants approached them with handguns and took the money, the release states.

An officer patrolling the area reportedly heard one of the victims scream, then saw a GMC Acadia speeding away. The officer chased the SUV until it stopped in the 100 block of Crawford Drive between Pro Signs and Graphics and Colton's Steak House, according to the release.

As he pulled up behind the Acadia, the officer said, he saw one individual flee on foot.

Police said they located one person in the area who matched the suspect description. He was identified Tuesday as 20-year-old Jamal Devon Brewer of Hot Springs.

Brewer had $5,295 in cash and bank deposit slips belonging to the victims, police said. He was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, theft of property, failure to appear and fleeing. As of Tuesday morning, he was being held at the Garland County jail in lieu of bonds totaling $6,500.

The other robber had not been located by Tuesday morning, according to authorities.


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  • HM2
    February 13, 2018 at 11:57 a.m.

    Why does this thugs face and name ring a bell?

  • titleist10
    February 13, 2018 at 12:07 p.m.

    Another one that learned his trade in Da Hood they are just too stupid/lazy to make an honest living we the tax payers have to support them

  • GeneralMac
    February 13, 2018 at 1:29 p.m.

    $6,500 bond ?

    Lil Boosi had several armed robberies and pistol whipped his victims yet he was free with only a verbal 5pm curfew.

  • itryed
    February 13, 2018 at 2:23 p.m.

    Plus, they netted$10,000.00
    His turn to do two weeks in jail

  • HarleyOwner
    February 13, 2018 at 5:03 p.m.

    When one of the charges is failure to appear, why are they even able to bond out?

  • MaxCady
    February 13, 2018 at 9:27 p.m.

    That's a lot of cash for a gas station. They must be selling something else out of there.

  • pkj01
    February 14, 2018 at 11:34 a.m.

    That's a lot of cash for ANY business! I work for two very busy restaurants and after one of our busiest weekends we barely have $1000 cash on hand. Everybody pays with credit/debit cards these days. Plus, you can't make that large of a cash deposit at the bank without flags going up all over the place.There's something rotten in Denmark. It's either an insurance scam or drug money.