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Bank robbery suspect bought car a day earlier

Posted: September 3, 2012 - 2:03pm

The suspect who robbed the Donaghey branch of Centennial Bank Saturday purchased a vehicle Friday afternoon just north of Damascus on Hwy 65, according to Det. David Short of the Conway Police Department.

The vehicle is described as a white 1997 Ford F250 extended, cab long wheel base, two wheel drive with a spray in bed liner and missing tailgate.  It has factory aluminum wheels with no center caps, it also has a large rear bumper with 2 D rings attached to it. The doors can only be opened from the outside, and the interior is tan and there is a CB antenna bracket inside the bed but it does not have an antenna attached. This vehicle is in addition to the car that the suspect was driving when he committed the robbery. Short said he may be traveling with a Hispanic man.

The suspect was an older white male who wore a tan jacket over a black shirt and tie. He had slicked back hair, and he was wearing sunglasses. He displayed a handgun, demanded money and exited the bank, heading south on Donaghey in a 4-door maroon sedan.

This is the second robbery of a Centennial Bank branch in the past few months with the Chesnut branch being robbed earlier this year.

Eric King, public relations officer for the bank, said no one was injured and the branch reopened after police completed their investigation.

Anyone with information to call CPD at 501-450-6120 or they can text an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) keyword Conway and your tip.

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TrickyToo 09/03/12 - 10:06 pm
Actually, this is the 5th

Actually, this is the 5th robbery of Centennial Banks in Arkansas, this year.
Crazy economy has men desperate and going the "thug" way of life.

rdburney 09/04/12 - 08:17 am

If they know he bought a car, then they know who it is? Right? Why not release that information and see if they can catch him?

daviskr 09/04/12 - 09:28 am

maybe he used his nest egg to buy the truck with cash and wanted to pay himself back?

justoffcenter 09/05/12 - 01:20 pm
3 days could have kept this from happening.

You guys are not seeing the real problem, we need a 3 day waiting period to buy a car. He would not have been able to complete the crime if he couldn't get a car.

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