Clerk Shoots Suspect in LR Store Robbery

Police are searching for two suspects

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police are searching for two suspects in connection to a New Year's Day gas station robbery on Colonel Glenn Road. 

The Little Rock Police Department says the incident was not reported until Wednesday. 

The official report states that the manager of the Exxon spoke with police about the incident and played security footage. 

The video reportedly showed a male with a baseball jersey style shirt and a ski mask enter the business accompanied by a female subject wearing a black hoodie with a pink backpack style purse across the front of her chest. 

Police say that the video footage showed that the male had a black handgun, while the female entered with a long barrel rifle with a wooden stock. As the two entered they pointed their weapons at the manager and at the unknown customers who were standing near the register. 

The manager told police that in addition to recognizing their voices, he could see the female's face inside the hoodie and he recognized the male's tattoos on his neck and left arm. He said he addressed both of the suspects by name. 

Security footage reportedly shows that the manager then handed the male an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, and the suspect put the cash into a black plastic bag. 

The manager told police that after the male suspect realized that he had been identified, he became irate; yelling that he was going to kill someone while grabbing numerous pastries and cupcakes from a nearby display stand. He said that the two suspects then fled the Exxon and ran east to a Maroon Chevy truck. 

The manager said that the female dropped her bag and rifle as she was fleeing. He stated that he ran after the suspects in an attempt to get a license plate number from the truck, which was the same time the male suspect began firing several rounds at the manager. The manager said he returned several rounds and may have possibly shot the female suspect in the thigh. 

He told police that the driver of the truck and the male suspect left the female behind and she continued to run south on John Barrow, as if uninjured. 

Police say the manager had pushed the silent alarm during the robbery, but later discovered it was not connected. A customer handed the manager the rifle that the female suspect had dropped in the parking lot and he also found the pink bag as well. 

Police say that on Jan. 3, two days after the incident, a woman claiming to be the mother of the female suspect came into the Exxon to show the manager pictures of her daughter's gunshot wound. She requested the manager to call police as to keep her daughter from being killed through her ties with the male suspect. 

Police learned in the interview that both of the suspects had been posting about the robbery on their social media accounts. In addition, the manager said that the suspects had been bragging about an additional robbery on Baseline and named the driver as well. 

If you have any information regarding the incident you are asked to call Little Rock Police. 

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