Pine Bluff police are continuing their investigation into the robbery of a convenience store and the shooting of the store’s owner Wednesday night. Officer Richard Wegner said police were called to Fastway at 2310 S. Olive St., where they found the store manager had been shot in the leg.

Police reported that an unknown black male suspect wearing what appeared to be a gray hoodie attempted to rob the store; during the robbery, the owner dropped the cash and was shot before the suspect picked up an undisclosed amount of the spilled money and fled the scene.

Wegner said the store owner, whose name was not immediately available, was treated and released at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300. Information can also be shared via Facebook or Text-a-Tip at the contact information listed below.


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