Police are searching for a robbery suspect who sent officers on a chase Tuesday morning after he allegedly stole a cash drawer from a Muldrow convenience store.
Around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, a black male entered Beth's Store at 110 E. Shawntel Smith Blvd. in Muldrow and stole the cash register drawer from the store clerk, said Sgt. Mark Harkins with the Muldrow Police Department.
The suspect left the scene in a white minivan.
Roland officers spotted the minivan traveling east on Interstate 40 later that morning, but when they tried to stop the van, the suspect led them on a chase. Roland officers quit pursuing the minivan and Van Buren police picked up the pursuit.
The suspect later crashed the minivan in Fort Smith near North 6th Street and ran from the scene on foot.
“We have a definite ID on the suspect but we aren’t releasing that until we issue warrants,” Harkins said.
Fort Smith and Muldrow officers are now processing the van for evidence.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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