SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - One armed robbery in Searcy is enough to raise some eyebrows in a town with a fairly small crime rate, but three in one week has authorities working around the clock to stop them.
"The first of the week was Sunday at approximately 1 a.m. Then we had another one Tuesday at 1 p.m. and again today at 1p.m.," said Officer Steven Hernandez with Searcy Police.
A Valero, a Citgo and Lowery Drug Mart were all robbed at gunpoint all at one o'clock every other day this week. Hernandez said while they don't appear to be connected, all three used force to get what they wanted.
"This isn't something Searcy sees on a regular basis and to have three in one week is very rare," explained Hernandez.
"He called my mom himself. He's like I'm shot, and she's like no you're not, and he's like I've been shot and robbed at the same time," recalled Shubam Deep Singh.