2 arrested after armed robbery in Poplar Bluff | Crime
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Two men were arrested Wednesday after an armed robbery at a Casey's General Store.
Chaddrick Smith, 22, and Kwamae Triplett, 20, both of Poplar Bluff were booked into the Butler County Jail on charges of robbery 1st degree, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.
Poplar Bluff police officers received a report of an armed robbery at Casey's General Store in the 500 block of East Pine Street.
Employees told police that two black males wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas what appeared to be a handgun, and stole around $200 from the registers. The suspects fled the scene on foot.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit responded and Deputy Mike Tinker deployed K-9 Joker.
K-9 Joker tracked the suspects to a nearby parking lot nearby, where acceleration marks were found on the pavement suggesting that the suspects escaped in a vehicle.
Cpl. Ward found fresh tire tracks in a grass lot. Cpl. Ward followed the tracks to an unoccupied vehicle parked behind a home in the 700 block of North D St.
Cpl Ward saw what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun through a window, and the suspects’ clothing in plain view in the vehicle.
Officers contacted the occupants of the home and the suspects were taken into custody.
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