Robbery suspect still unidentified

Police seeking help in identifying man who demanded drugs at Austin Drug in Gravette.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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The investigation continues following an armed robbery at Austin Drug last week, according to Gravette Police Captain David Smith.

Smith said, “We have a few suspects, but not enough to move on them.” He added, “We have appreciated all the leads and information the public has provided us.”

The robbery occurred Jan. 17, just before closing time at the drug store on Main Street, when a lone white male, dressed inblack and wearing a mask, entered the business and demanded narcotics.

When the store owner, Ken Austin, hesitated, the subject, who kept his hand in a jacket pocket, threatened Nick Austin, the pharmacists’ son.

After securing a quantity of oxycodone, a narcotic used in pain treatment, the subject left the ...


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