The Fort Smith Police Department is seeking a robbery suspect, and they are asking for help from anyone who can identify the man, according to a news release Thursday (July 3).
Police initially sought the suspect on a shoplifting charge, but later escalated the charge to burglary, the release states.
The suspect was in Dillards located at 5111 Rogers Ave. on June 24 at 5:18 p.m. when he was approached by store personnel after trying to leave without paying for his merchandise. While confronted, the suspect became violent with the store’s staff and threatened them with a box knife, according to the release.
The suspect was last seen leaving the mall parking lot driving a gray early 2000 model Chevy Suburban or Tahoe sport utility vehicle with an unknown license plate, the release states.
Anyone with information on the suspect is encouraged to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100 or call the River Valley Crimestoppers Tip Line at 78-CRIME.