Webb City Police set perimeter, searching for armed robbery suspect

Joplin News First

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City Police release the following alert Wednesday afternoon:

ALERT: (11/10 at 4:15p) Officers are in the area of Fountain & Frisco Trail searching for a white male, red knitted cap, black hooded sweatshirt involved in an armed robbery…

WEBB CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Capt. William Davis of the Joplin Police Dept. updates us as the incident originated in the Joplin city limits. The suspect was test driving a car with a salesman in the car with him. Suspect told the salesman to get out of the car near N. Rangeline and Enterprise. Suspect displayed a handgun. The salesman got out of car and vehicle took off northbound into Webb City.

The car, a purple 2019 Challenger, was found abandoned on the Frisco Trail a short time later, just north of Fountain Road in Webb City. The suspect male then fled on foot.

The salesman was not injured. The suspect was not located despite an extensive K9 search. Assisting Webb City included Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Joplin Police. 

The car, a purple 2019 Challenger, was found dumped on the Frisco Trail and the male suspect fled on foot. The car we mention and is visible in our live! video.

Chief Don Melton updates us shortly after 6 p.m. they had not located the suspect.

THE ADULT MALE SUSPECT WHO FLED ON FOOT, FOUNTAIN ROAD AT THE FRISCO TRAIL.

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