Arrest Made For Jewelry Store Robbery
Update 3/21: On 03/19/2016 at 1820, the Joplin Police Department responded to an armed robbery that occurred near E. Central St. and McKee Ave. The victim, Joshua P. Michael, 25, Webb City, reported that he had given a ride to an unknown male from Kum & Go at 1631 E 4th St and near McKee and Central the suspect put a gun to his head and stole his red 2002 Ford Mustang. The suspect was described as a white male, skinny, and appeared to be in his mid-30s. The vehicle was entered into the national database as stolen.
On 3/20/2016, Cherokee County, KS Deputies were able to locate the stolen Ford Mustang and engaged in a pursuit and a subsequent foot pursuit culminating with the arrest of Paul E. Lloyd, 33, Joplin.
Lloyd is currently in custody in Cherokee County, KS on other charges. Joplin Police Detectives contacted Lloyd in the Cherokee County facility on 3/20/2016. The Joplin Police Department has forwarded to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office, charges for Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action for each incident respectively.
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UPDATE: We would like to share this video with the public and request your assistance in identifying this suspect. He is seen on video from an adjoining store walking left to right on the sidewalk towards Select Jewelers to commit an armed robbery, during which he fired a shot. Witnesses reported he was wearing a red bandana. The video shows it was actually a red baseball hat turned backwards. We also believe he was wearing a long sleeve black shirt underneath the white t-shirt. Any assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated, the investigation is on-going.
The suspect was described was a white or hispanic male of average build and average height wearing a red bandana, white shirt, blue jeans and black work boots. At this time we believe he left the area in a 90’s large silver SUV with a red stripe. He should be considered armed and dangerous
street through traffic to Walgreens before fleeing in a vehicle. Due to the time of day and the amount of traffic we feel there are witnesses who didn’t realize what was happening at the time that saw the male. We urge those people who saw something to contact us at 417-623-3131 immediately. On Mon March 17th at approximately 5:37 PM an armed robbery occurred at Select Jewelers at 3120 South Main. A male suspect showed a handgun before firing a round through the wall of the store. It was later determined to have passed through the wall into Schlotzky’s. The male suspect ran on foot south across 32nd street through traffic to Walgreens before fleeing in a vehicle.
The suspect was described was a white or hispanic male of average build and average height wearing a red bandana, white shirt, blue jeans and black work boots. At this time we believe he left the area in a 90’s large silver SUV, possibly a Chevy Suburban, with a thin red stripe along the bottom. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
There were no injuries in this incident and the suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. Anybody with any information in this case should contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131. The investigation is on-going.
(Press Release from Joplin PD)