Arrests made in Carthage armed robbery - KOAM TV 7

Arrests made in Carthage armed robbery


Updated September 14:  Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with an armed robbery in August at TC's Liquor Store.

Updated August 30 at 5:40 PM CST:  Authorities are searching for a suspect who robbed TC's Liquor Store in Carthage, Missouri a little after 9:00 p.m. last night.

Carthage police say the robber was wearing a black hoodie with a white bandana over his face, black pants and white shoes.

He walked up to the counter, demanded money, then ran from the store.

The clerk was not hurt and says he just tried to stay calm during the robbery.

"You just try to stay as calm as you can, that's like the best way to handle that situation," says Trevor Hole.  "Everyone wants to be the hero, you know what I mean, but just being calm, he was a lot more calm than I think he could have been handled the situation pretty good."

Hole says the robber might have carried a gun in his pocket but never showed one.

Posted August 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM CST:  Carthage police received reports of an armed robbery Wednesday night just after 9 p.m. at TC's Liquor Store on East Airport Road.

Reports say the suspect went into the store demanding money, then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The clerk was not injured.

The Carthage Police Department, the Jasper County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Highway Patrol searched for the suspect for several hours.

Officials say they have numerous leads and the investigation will continue.

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