Van Buren Police Seeking Armed Robbery Suspect

VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren Police are searching for a suspect they say entered a woman's home and robbed her at gunpoint.

Jonathan Wear, public information officer, said police were looking for Fredrick Lamart Thomas, 25, who is also wanted by the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections for absconding.

Thomas goes by Freddy. Officers believe he lives in Fort Smith.

Wear said that on Monday (Jan. 28), at around 4:23 p.m., Van Buren Police responded to an armed robbery in progress in the 1300 block of Mulberry Street. The victim told police that Thomas pointed a handgun at her and stole her prescription medications. He then left in a blue SUV, she said.

"He left in a light blue SUV. It's unknown at this time if he would still be in that vehicle. But we know people know him and know where he is at, so we are asking for the publics help on trying to locate him," Wear told 5NEWS.

The victim was not hurt during the armed robbery.

Thomas is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, Wear said. Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.

A previous version of this article stated Thomas was 23, not 25.

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