Fort Smith police are investigating a reported robbery at a convenience store Wednesday morning.
According to the police report, officers responded to a call at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday at Pic-n-Tote, 3029 Zero St. The responding officers spoke to the store’s clerk, who stated that a man had ridden up to the store on a bike, jumped over the counter with a knife and went to the business's safe.
The clerk described the suspect as a 5-foot, 8-inch tall black man between 20 and 25 years old. She said the suspect stole a total of $418 from the safe during the robbery.
The clerk told officers that the suspect did not see a bag inside the safe containing $3,300. However, she did say that he asked her about the location of “the grey bank bag” while robbing the business.
Officers obtained footage from the store’s security cameras of the incident and took photos of the scene behind the counter, the report states. Police investigators collected a knife as evidence from the scene, and sent a strand of hair found on the knife to the state crime lab for DNA testing.
Anyone with information on the robbery or suspect is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at (479) 709-5100.