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Crawford County Sheriff searching for attempted armed robbery suspect in Alma

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office responded to Workman's Hilltop Travel Center in Alma off of the Rudy Exit for a report of an attempted armed robbery.

CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS, Ark. — Crawford County deputies responded to Workman's Hilltop Travel Center on Hwy 282 in Alma off of the Rudy Exit for a report of a possible armed robbery Friday, Sept. 9.

According to Sheriff Jimmy Damante, a family from Texarkana, driving a large RV and traveling up to NWA for tomorrow's Hog game, stopped at Workman's to fuel up.

Investigators said while a man with the family was pumping gas, a Black male driver traveling in an older BMW or Mercedes parked on the side of Workman's, got out and approached him with a gun. The sheriff said the man with the gun demanded the victim's wallet.

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In a "strong stance," the sheriff says the victim said "I don't think so" and pulled out a "bigger gun" and pointed it at the suspect. The sheriff says the suspect started running away and as he did, he fired a few shots back at the victim but no one was injured. 

The victim did not fire his weapon, according to Sheriff Damante. 

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Police have reviewed the surveillance footage from the convenience store and are now looking for the suspect. 

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