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Suspect Captured In Neosho Armed Robbery

It was a terrifying ordeal for a cashier at the Family Market Grocery Store in Neosho Sunday afternoon when an armed robber came in and pointed a gun before making off with all the cash in the register.

Luckily, the suspect didn’t get far. Thanks to some observant witnesses, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers were able to quickly track the 60-year-old man down in Granby based off of a partial license plate number. It turns out the car was also stolen from a family member, but the suspect’s clothing and physical description matched the suspect from the grocery store robbery. A gun was also found in the car.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released. He’s being held in the Newton County jail, awaiting 1st degree robbery, armed criminal action, and tampering with a motor vehicle charges.

Read the full press release below from the Neosho Police Department.

On 12/15/2019 at approximately 1:39 PM Neosho Officers were dispatched to 201 N Neosho Blvd, the
Family Market Grocery Store, in reference to an armed robbery in progress.

The suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun at the cash register clerk, demanded everything in the
drawer, and fled the store on foot, going south. Witnesses stated the suspect ran about a block, and got
into a black Volkswagen passenger car, and they were able to provide a partial license plate number.
The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and checks.

Officers got the suspect and vehicle description information out to other local law enforcement agencies
in the area quickly as possible.

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper assigned to the Newton County area spotted a vehicle matching the
description of the suspect vehicle in Granby, MO. Contact was made with the driver, and that driver was
identified as a 60-year-old male, from Granby, MO, whose name is being withheld pending formal

During the investigation officers learned the vehicle being driven was stolen from a family member,
clothing matching what was worn during the robbery, a gun, and cash was located in the vehicle.

The male suspect was booked into the Newton County Jail and the police department will be requesting
formal charges with the Newton County Prosecutors Officer for Armed Robbery 1st degree, armed
criminal action, and Tampering with a motor vehicle 1st degree.

If anyone has any information on this event, please contact the Newton County Central Dispatch at 417-


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