3rd Dollar General store robbed in Jo...

3rd Dollar General store robbed in Jonesboro

There are 9 comments on the KAIT-TV Jonesboro story from Jan 2, 2013, titled 3rd Dollar General store robbed in Jonesboro. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

JONESBORO, Ark. - Jonesboro police say a third Dollar General store has been robbed in northeast Arkansas and investigators are trying to determine whether the holdups are related.

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Jonesboro, AR

#1 Jan 2, 2013
They purposely locate these stores within walking distance of the hood. One for Stadium Place Apts, one for Gladiola Apts, on Johnson, etc. They just became the target of their target.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Jan 2, 2013
These small stores are the target because they are easy to rob and quickly get away. Not because of who their shoppers are.
Guest

United States

#3 Jan 2, 2013
[QUOTE who=";)"]They purposely locate these stores within walking distance of the hood. One for Stadium Place Apts, one for Gladiola Apts, on Johnson, etc. They just became the target of their target.[/QUOTE]
The employees should be packing a gun and that would make the robbers think twice.
guest

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jan 2, 2013
Years back, in Pulaski County, then (newly elected) Sheriff Tommy Robinson was catching grief because of so many armed robberies out in the county, away from Little Rock. His answer, and he had this on the local news shows and in the newspapers, was that he was going to post armed (with shotguns) deputies behind closed doors equipped with one way mirrors near the cash registers of small stores out in the county. He freely admitted he did not have enough deputies to be in all stores at all times. But if you liked your chances, feel free to rob one of these stores, and see what happens.

The incidence of robberies dropped like a rock.

Manpower may be a problem, but if the JPD could put someone in these stores in plain clothes, even for a little while, I wonder what would happen?

No disrespect to JPD is intended here. I am no law enforcement guru by any stretch of the imagination. But DAMN! Does anyone see a pattern developing here?!
Guest

United States

#5 Jan 3, 2013
guest wrote:
Years back, in Pulaski County, then (newly elected) Sheriff Tommy Robinson was catching grief because of so many armed robberies out in the county, away from Little Rock. His answer, and he had this on the local news shows and in the newspapers, was that he was going to post armed (with shotguns) deputies behind closed doors equipped with one way mirrors near the cash registers of small stores out in the county. He freely admitted he did not have enough deputies to be in all stores at all times. But if you liked your chances, feel free to rob one of these stores, and see what happens.

The incidence of robberies dropped like a rock.

Manpower may be a problem, but if the JPD could put someone in these stores in plain clothes, even for a little while, I wonder what would happen?

No disrespect to JPD is intended here. I am no law enforcement guru by any stretch of the imagination. But DAMN! Does anyone see a pattern developing here?!
Awesome idea.
xfuzz

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Jan 3, 2013
guest wrote:
Years back, in Pulaski County, then (newly elected) Sheriff Tommy Robinson was catching grief because of so many armed robberies out in the county, away from Little Rock. His answer, and he had this on the local news shows and in the newspapers, was that he was going to post armed (with shotguns) deputies behind closed doors equipped with one way mirrors near the cash registers of small stores out in the county. He freely admitted he did not have enough deputies to be in all stores at all times. But if you liked your chances, feel free to rob one of these stores, and see what happens.
The incidence of robberies dropped like a rock.
Manpower may be a problem, but if the JPD could put someone in these stores in plain clothes, even for a little while, I wonder what would happen?
No disrespect to JPD is intended here. I am no law enforcement guru by any stretch of the imagination. But DAMN! Does anyone see a pattern developing here?!
Back in the 70's there was a rash of convenience store armed robberies and then-chief Jim Hanley had hidden officers placed in several of the stores armed with their side arm and 12 ga. shotguns with 00 buckshot. The officers were instructed that if they observed a robbery going down, to order the perpetrator to drop their weapon immediately. If they didn't, one less robber! Once word got around (and it always does), the armed robberies stopped !
Nosey

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Jan 3, 2013
Jonesboro is becoming the Pine Bluff of NE Arkansas. It will only get worse.
Guest

United States

#8 Jan 3, 2013
Nosey wrote:
Jonesboro is becoming the Pine Bluff of NE Arkansas. It will only get worse.
Maybe some of their little wee wees will get shot off. Then what will they hold onto while walking/strutting around?
EMA

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Jan 3, 2013
Jim Hanley didn't play. Too bad we don't have anyone, who is not afraid of backlash, anymore. Floyd Johnson was good for that too.

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