Four suspects are in custody after an armed robbery at the Tobacco Superstore, 1124 Harkrider St., Friday night.
Police responded to the store at approximately 10 p.m. after two black males, with their faces concealed and armed with handguns, ran into the store demanding money from the employees. After forcing employees to the floor, one employee was slapped and another was kicked. The suspects took cash and cigarettes and fled on foot. As the suspects fled on Garland Street, one of them fired a round from one of the handguns. The employees were not injured.
More than $1,780 in cash and items were stolen during the robbery.
By 4 a.m. Saturday, the Conway police had four suspects in custody, according to Sharen Carter, Conway Police public information officer.
One of the store clerks, Kerri Nikita Bradley, 25, 1985 Rich Smith Lane, Apt. 104 in Conway, has been implicated in the armed robbery. The other suspects are: Charles Eddie Foster, Jr., 33, 630 W. Scott St. in Forrest City; Keith Darnell Tilson, 27, 1985 Rich Smith Lane, Apt. 104 in Conway; and Gecoba L. Tilson, 29, 714 Denison St. in Little Rock. All four have been charged with Aggravated Robbery, a Class Y Felony, and could possibly face additional charges as this is a continuing investigation.
"Thanks to the sharp eyes of a witness and patrol officers, one of the suspects was found hiding in dense vegetation several blocks away," she said.
A Class Y Felony carries a possible penitentiary sentence of 10 to 40 years or life in prison. No bail bonds have been set for the suspects at this time.