On February 12, 2018 at approximately 12:27 pm, two suspects robbed the two owners of the Valero, located at 3228 Central Avenue. The owners had just exited the Valero with the stores deposits. The suspects, who were armed with handguns approached the owners and forcibly took an undisclosed amount of cash from them.
HSPD Officer Richard Nunez was patrolling in the area of Central and Crawford and heard one of the victims scream. Officer Nunez then saw a GMC Acadia fleeing the area. Officer Nunez began to pursue the GMC Acadia and observed it stop between Pro Signs and Graphics (110 Crawford Drive) and Colton’s Steak House (120 Crawford Drive). As Officer Nunez pulled behind the GMC Acadia, he saw one suspect fleeing on foot.
Multiple HSPD officers responded to the area and set up a perimeter. One person, who matched the suspect description was located in the area. That person was detained, but is not being named at this time.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Hot Springs Police Department at 501-321-6789.