JPD investigating back-to-back armed robberies | Crime
Jonesboro police say two armed robberies within minutes of each other may be the work of the same crook.
Just after 8 a.m. Tuesday a woman told officers she was standing outside her home in the 400-block of Callion Street when a man pointed a small handgun at her head and told her to give him everything she had.
The woman gave the thief her iPhone; but, according to the report, that wasn’t enough. After learning she had a $5 bill in her car, the man ordered her to get it. After getting the money she said the man ran away, heading toward Belt Street.
The victim said he was a thin, short African-American man wearing a black t-shirt, jeans and a black headband.
Less than an hour later, Jonesboro police answered a robbery call at the intersection of Patrick and Belt Streets.
The victim told police an African-American man came up behind him and grabbed his shoulder. The suspect reportedly told the man “he would blow his brains out if he looked at him or moved.”
The man said after giving thief his wallet, which contained $660, the suspect forced him to lie on the ground then fled the scene on a bicycle.
If you have any information on either of these robberies, call CrimeStoppers at (870) 935-STOP.