Texarkana Arkansas Police Make Robbery Arrest
Texarkana Arkansas Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in the city earlier this week.
According to authorities at approximately 5:45PM on Monday the Metro PCS at 809 East St. was robbed by a black male armed with a black handgun. After gaining all the cash on hand at the business the suspect, who was wearing a do-rag, white t-shirt, black shorts and Nike high top athletic shoes fled south from the business towards Prince St.
Officers and Detectives responded and began collecting evidence and investigating leads. Information was developed during these interviews that witnesses to the robbery identified 26 year old Rolston Lockett, as a possible suspect.
Later in the evening, Texas side police were called to the Metro PCS business on Richmond Rd. where the suspect had involved himself in an altercation inside the business while trying to pay his cellular phone bill, which he indicated to officers he had tried to pay earlier at 809 East St.
Authorities say Rolston was wearing headgear and Nike shoes that matched those of the robbery suspect during this video recorded encounter with TTPD officers.
An arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday for Aggravated Robbery and TAPD officers were able to learn that Rolston could be found at a motel on N. State Line Ave. Once there, Rolston answered the door and was taken into custody. A search warrant for evidence related to the robbery was obtained by TAPD detectives, who located what authorities believe to be the handgun, the headgear and the Nike shoes inside the motel room.
Detectives interviewed the suspect on Wednesday, at which time police say Rolston allegedly confessed to detectives that he had committed the crime.
Police say Rolston is a convicted felon and warrants for illegally possessing a handgun are forthcoming.