On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9:45PM Texarkana, Arkansas Police responded to a 911 call of a robbery at Pizza Hut located in the 3700 Block of North State Line Avenue.

The investigation revealed two unknown suspects entered the business and forced all occupants at gunpoint to the back and inside a walk-in freezer.  At that time the suspects ordered an employee to give them money from the register.  During the incident, the employee was struck several times by the suspects before fleeing the property with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim was transported by LifeNet to Christus St. Michael Healthcare Center for medical attention.

One suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’8" tall, hazel eyes, wearing a tan Carhartt Jumpsuit.  The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’9" tall, wearing a black Under Armor hoodie, and black baggy pants.

On the same evening at approximately 10:15PM, Hope Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Sonic located in Hope, Ark. Hope Police Detectives advised that two suspects with a very similar description entered the business and demanded money from the employees while armed with weapons.

Please contact Detective Eric Zimmer or Detective Jimmy Courtney at 870-722-2510 for further information on this incident. Both incidents are believed to be related.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana, Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154, Hope Police Department at 870-722-2510, or the Texarkana Area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.