At least four robberies were reported in three days in Little Rock, reports show, including one in which a 16-year-old is accused of beating a man after he failed to pay for drugs he purchased.
Officers found the 47-year-old victim lying in the street in the 5000 block of West 11th Street near Fair Park Boulevard at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a report. He was bleeding from a 3-inch cut over his left eye, a 2-inch cut over his nose and a deep 1-inch cut on his bottom lip, an officer noted.
The Hot Springs resident said five males hit him with a bat and stole $300 before he was taken to UAMS Medical Center for treatment, the report states.
A witness told police she saw the victim being chased by two males and a female.
In an interview with police, a 16-year-old girl who matched the witness' description of one of the assailants, said she had been selling cocaine for two weeks to buy food. She reportedly told police that she sold the man a $5 bag, and when he failed to pay, she punched him several times in the face.
The minor was charged with robbery and theft of property and was taken to the Pulaski County juvenile jail, records show.
On Saturday, police responded to robberies at two Little Rock businesses. The first occurred at 3 a.m. at the Exxon at 7700 Scott Hamilton Drive, according to reports.
A 30-year-old Little Rock resident said a man wearing a blue Rick and Morty T-shirt outside the store asked to borrow his iPhone to make a call. When the victim asked for it back, the robber reportedly pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
The gunman then fled south in a maroon Toyota Solara with $400 and the man's iPhone, authorities said.
An employee identified the robber as someone who had been at the gas station before.
Later that day, officers responded at 5 p.m. to a robbery at the Glitz and Glamour Hair and Nail Gallery at 5223 W. 65th St.
A 46-year-old employee told police that a 23-year-old customer walked out of the business without paying, "throwing [the hairdresser] around" when she tried to stop her. When the victim and a 12-year-old went outside to check the customer's license plate number, the robber reportedly backed up and tried to hit them with her car.
Neither of the suspects listed on the reports appeared on the Pulaski County jail's online inmate roster as of Monday afternoon.
On Friday, officers were sent shortly after 6:30 a.m. to the 8500 block of Stanton Road.
The 32-year-old victim said two strangers approached him outside his home, asking for a cigarette, according to a report. When he said he didn't smoke, they asked if he had a car for sale, he told police.
Authorities wrote that the man turned to point to a car, and one of the robbers pulled out a knife and said, "Give me your wallet."
Police said the homeowner gave them his wallet containing his driver's license, Social Security card, $800 and two money orders worth $1,400. The pair reportedly then ran north on Stanton toward Street.
No suspects had been named, and no arrests had been made at the time of that report.