Two North Little Rock dollar stores were robbed within three days, police say.
On Sunday night, officers were were called about 9 p.m. to Dollar General at 4613 John F. Kennedy Blvd., according to a report.
An employee told authorities that a man came into the business and began loading items into a shopping cart, then asked for cigarettes at the counter.
When asked for his ID, the robber reportedly said he had a gun and was going to take all the merchandise, instructing the worker to "call the cops" after he left.
The man left with about $100 in merchandise in a dark-colored SUV, according to the report.
Police described the robber as a black man between 30 and 50 years old who stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He was said to have a beard.
Shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, a male entered Family Dollar, 4149 E. Broadway, acted as if he had a weapon and demanded money from the register, North Little Rock police wrote on Twitter. He then left the area in a dark-colored van, authorities said.
Police did not say on social media whether the two holdups were believed to be connected.
No suspects had been named, and no arrests had been made at the time of the reports. The department has released both stores’ security footage of the robberies.
Please Retweet - The pictured individual robbed the Dollar General store @ 4613 JFK. If anyone has any info regarding this incident or recognizes the pictured suspect, please contact NLRPD Det. Jones @ 501-771-7151 or 501-680-8439. #SeeSomethingSaySomething #DontBeASilentWitness pic.twitter.com/M1CKGlkTR6— North Little Rock PD (@NLRPD) May 16, 2018