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No arrests made in weekend armed robbery, police say

Posted: January 21, 2014 - 3:05pm

No arrests have been made in connection with an armed robbery near the University of Central Arkansas campus Sunday afternoon, a Conway police spokesperson confirmed Monday.

According to a Conway Police Department incident report, a 17-year-old Conway male said he was riding with “some associates” when they stole his personal property and kicked him out of the vehicle at Western Avenue, between College Avenue and Bruce Street.

A campus alert was sent to UCA students after the suspects were said to have fled toward campus, according to Arch Jones, director of organizational and community services for UCA police. Police patrols were increased in and around campus, Jones said Sunday, but no other incidents or suspect sightings were reported.

Conway police spokesperson La Tresha Woodruff said Sunday the armed robbery was the result of a botched drug deal. Woodruff said the victim called, and met, the individuals to purchase marijuana.

The minor told police there were three black males in the vehicle, and he only knew the driver by the name Casey.

In an email Monday, Woodruff said detectives are working to verify the driver’s name.

According to an incident report, several clothing items, including blue jeans, gym shorts, Air Jordan shoes and a letterman jacket, were stolen from the victim. The total amount of stolen items was valued at more than $200.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan.)

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ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/21/14 - 03:25 pm
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Hmm

I find it interesting that the individual involved was trying to commit a crime and is still given the title of 'victim'.

What is the world coming to? If you can trust a drug dealer then who can you trust?

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Budnmud 01/21/14 - 04:30 pm
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Makes me wonder

How many botched deals go un-reported.... me guess a lot of them

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/21/14 - 05:16 pm
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True.

Another scenario is that the 'victim' will try to conceal the fact that they were trying to buy drugs from their 'robber'. They'll just try to make it sound like they were minding their own business when they were approached and robbed of their cash.

I was once watching an episode of Cops and there was an individual who called the police to his hotel room to report that he had given money to someone he didn't know who was supposed to go across the street to buy him groceries but never returned. He wanted the police to track down this person, whose name he didn't know, and get his money back. After further questioning he finally admitted that he had given the person money to buy drugs and the person took off. They then informed him that their investigation there was done and asked him if there was anything else they could do for him.

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