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Police make arrests in 3 LR store heists

Four people, including a 15-year-old, have been been arrested in three recent armed robberies of Little Rock businesses, police say.

Facing charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property are Brandon Adams, 19; Jaylan Holmes, 15; Donterio Bryles, 18, and Jerromond Perry, 20, according to Lt. Michael Ford of the Little Rock Police Department.

Records show all remained at the Pulaski County jail as of Thursday afternoon.

The latest robbery was reported around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at Metro PCS, 10402 Stagecoach Road. A store employee told police that two black males with hoodies covering most of their faces entered the business with guns.

One robber reportedly said that he would kill the worker if she did not "hurry with giving the money," the report states.

A witness standing outside saw the two later flee and enter a tan-colored Pontiac Sunfire with five black males in total inside, according to the report.

That witness reportedly followed the vehicle to a Road Runner convenience store at Alexander Road and Interstate 30 and later left because of safety concerns.

A vehicle matching the robbers' vehicle was found at a residence on Durham Drive, where officers observed Bryles getting out and walking into the home.

Police said the vehicle left and was stopped by officers near the intersection of Westminster Drive and Lancaster Road, with Perry in the driver's seat and Holmes in a passenger's seat.

The four are also being held in two other recent robberies: one Tuesday evening at the Subway at 7212 Geyer Springs Road and another late Sunday at the Jimmy John's on Broadway in downtown Little Rock.

Equipment stolen at food-truck court

Little Rock's food-truck court was burglarized Tuesday, police said.

Police responded to The Food Truck Stop, an indoor dining space for food-truck customers, at 801 S. Chester St. shortly after noon Wednesday, according to a report. A 72-year-old employee told officers that a heater, a pressure washer and a red water hose had been taken.

The report lists the total value of the equipment stolen at about $4,200.

The employee told police that the items were taken Tuesday, but he was certain he had locked up the building, according to the report. Authorities reportedly found no signs of damage to the building where a thief would have gained entry.

Police have named no suspects and no arrests had been made at the time of the report.

Asked to dinner, her date robs buffet

A man asked a woman to eat with him at a Little Rock restaurant Wednesday night but later got up, pulled out a gun and joined in with two others who were robbing the business, authorities said.

The robbery took place at 9 p.m. at China Plus Buffet at 6211 Colonel Glenn Road.

A 63-year-old woman at the restaurant told investigators that a man she met earlier that day asked her to eat with him at the buffet.

Several minutes after they arrived at the business, two other people entered, including one who pointed a handgun at her as they grabbed money from the register, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

The man who arrived earlier to eat with the woman then "got up and pointed a silver handgun" at an employee and stated "give them the money," the report said.

All three robbers then fled the premises. They hadn't been identified or located at the time of the report. The woman said the man she met identified himself only as "Chris."

The report didn't list a race or age range for the man, but it said he stood about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighed 190 pounds and had a full beard.

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Metro on 10/20/2017

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