A sequence of armed robberies occurred late Nov. 17 near UCA’s campus.
The Conway Police Department was searching searching for the four suspects— three males and a female— who worked together to rob victims at the Fox Run apartments, The Draft’s parking lot and the Arvest Bank located on College Avenue as of Nov. 18.
LaTresha Woodruff, Conway Police Department public information officer, said the first robbery occurred at approximately 10:01 p.m. at Fox Run apartments on Donaghey Avenue.
A victim was outside his apartment when he was confronted at gunpoint by one of the suspects, who demanded his money and belongings.
About 24 minutes later, another robbery occurred in The Draft: Ultimate Sports Grill’s parking lot.
A man was walking to his parked car to head to his girlfriend’s apartment when he had a gun pointed at him by the same suspects, who again demanded the man’s money and belongings.
The third robbery occurred at approximately 11:19 p.m. in the Arvest Bank parking lot at the intersection of College Avenue and Salem Road.
A man was sitting in his car and was approached by the same suspects, who pulled him from the car and threatened with the gun. The suspects forced him to make two monetary withdrawals from his bank account.
The suspects left the crime scenes on foot, but Woodruff said the Conway Police Department is fairly certain the suspects had a getaway car. Police said the car is silver, but do not know its make or model.
A video shows the four suspects and found evidence of these suspects using a stolen credit card. Conway Police also found footage of the suspects appearing to be dividing up money between them.
As of now, the suspects have not been identified.
The Conway Police Department is currently trying to develop leads on the case and asks for the public’s help. They have provided pictures on the internet of the suspects and ask for any information the public may have regarding them. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department.
UCAPD issued a crime alert to UCA students concerning the robberies, stating “UCA police officers assisted in searching the area [Fox Run apartments] for the suspects and subsequently assisted in the search for the suspects in additional robberies reported off campus.”
Police also sent out tips regarding safety, which can be found on the “UCA Police Department” Facebook page. Students are asked to remain aware of their surroundings and practice these safety tips while the suspects remain unidentified.
“It’s obvious that these suspects are armed and dangerous,” Woodruff said. “We want people to call in if the suspects look familiar to them. We need to get them off the streets before they hurt someone.”