One wounded in bank branch robbery on Highway 10 | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

One wounded in bank branch robbery on Highway 10

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 2:53 PM

click to enlarge CRIME SCENE: Near Highway 10 and Jerry Drive. - LRPD
  • LRPD
  • CRIME SCENE: Near Highway 10 and Jerry Drive.

click to enlarge branch.jpg
The Little Rock police report a man with a gun robbed the Bank of America branch at 14519 Cantrell Road (Highway 10) in far northwest Little Rock earlier this afternoon.

The police said one man, a bank employee, was wounded in the robbery, but wounds appeared to be "non life-threatening." The robber wore a black hoodie and a black and white mask. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police were unsure how he fled the scene.

The police reported originally that the man was armed with a shotgun. But subsequent media reports indicated it might have been a rifle. One photograph showed a bullet hole in the side of the building.

It was the first bank robbery of the year, after 6 last year and 21 the year before.

UPDATE: A police spokesman said the bank employee was shot in the finger.

A report issued later in the evening said, however,m that the robber pointed a shotgun at one employee who was so unnerved that another employee opened the cash drawer for her. He received money and fired a shot that left Sammie Lewis Jr., 43, with a wound to his right shoulder. He was taken to a hospitall for treatment.

UPDATE II: Police arrested Tyrone Sanders, 16, and said he'd be charged as an adult in the robbery. They also released a surveillance photo of the crime.

click to enlarge 11048725_1684417655114348_3640737752863425233_n.jpg

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders: No thanks for your Thanksgiving shtick

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump's press secretary, is getting tabbed a hectoring bully (just like her boss) after her Thanksgiving week shtick. In a performance often dripping with disdain, she demanded that reporters give thanks for something before being allowed to ask her a question.
  • The Thanksgiving eve open line

    Here's an open line. And a batch of headlines for the day before Thanksgiving.

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation