According to BPD Capt. Scott Adams, a black male wearing dark clothing entered the Verizon store by Wal-Mart around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, waiting for the last customer to leave then producing a gun.
The man apparently forced the Verizon employee to the back room. As Blytheville officers were processing the scene, they received another call of a robbery on the Larry's Grocery parking lot, Adams said.
A black male wearing dark clothing pulled a silver handgun on the victim, Adams said.
No one was hurt in either incident.
There are persons of interest, Adams said.