The Benton Police Department (BNPD) seeks the public’s help in identifying a suspect in what they are reporting as an aggravated robbery at a local chicken restaurant.
BNPD officers arrived about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 to an aggravated robbery call at Slim Chickens, 7831 Alcoa Road. Officers spoke with five employees who were present during the incident. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a black male, over six feet tall, and at the time of the incident was wearing a dark colored hoodie (with blue hood), blue jeans, white tennis shoes, a surgical mask and gloves. He reportedly waited in the restroom until closing time, then robbed the store with what appeared to be a gun. He left the restaurant from the front entrance on foot, headed north on Alcoa towards Highway 5 North.
BNPD Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation. Images of the suspect captured by security cameras are above.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play or at www.crimereports.com.