Fort Smith Police Arrest Person Of Interest In Attempted Robbery At Pic-N-Tote

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police arrested a person of interest accused of trying to rob the Pic-N-Tote Convenience Store on Thursday (July 27).

Police headed to the convenience store, located at 3029 Zero Street, around 8 a.m. after getting a panic alarm, according to a press release.

Store clerks told police that a woman entered the store and handed one of the clerks a note telling them to open the cash register and no one would be hurt.

The clerks didn’t comply with the request, and the woman eventually left the store on foot.

A witness told officers that he came out of a nearby business and gave a woman a ride just after the incident occurred, unaware of the robbery attempt, the release states. He said he dropped the woman off at the intersection of South 24th and Savannah Streets.

Phylisse Jones, courtesy FSPD

After getting a tip from Crimestoppers, police identified the suspect as Phylisse Jones, 29, of Fort Smith. She was taken into custody while walking in the 3500 block of South 31st Street, and later arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery.

Jones was also named a suspect in the July 24 robbery of the Kum-n-Go convenience store on Dodson Avenue.

Jones was taken to the Sebastian County Detention Center, where she is being held without bond.