FAYETTEVILLE — Police arrested a homeless man and a teen Friday in connection with the Arvest Bank robbery Tuesday.
Telvondric Haywood, 20, and a 16-year-old boy, each face one charge of aggravated robbery. Both admitted to the robbery in interviews with police, according to a news release.
Police didn’t identify the juvenile.
Two men wearing bandanas over their faces and brandishing handguns entered Arvest Bank at 1113 Garland Ave. at 3:01 p.m., said Sgt. Craig Stout, Fayetteville police spokesman. The men took an undisclosed amount of money and fled, Stout said. No shots were fired, and no one was hurt, Stout said.
Three robberies over the past three weeks each involved two black men with guns, according to police.
Springdale and Centerton police said they don’t believe the two arrested Friday were involved with recent robberies in their cities. Johnson police didn’t answer a phone message left Friday.
Men wore bandanas covering most of their faces in at least two of the incidents, according to photos released by the Centerton and Fayetteville police departments.
The Zaxby’s at 400 S. Thompson St. in Springdale was robbed about 9:20 p.m. Dec. 29. One employee was punched during the robbery, according to police.
At 10:48 a.m. Dec. 23, two men with guns robbed First National Bank at 350 E. Centerton Blvd. in Centerton.
The First National Bank at 4000 Johnson Mill Blvd. in Johnson was robbed just before 5 p.m. Nov. 28. One man was described as stocky and the other as thin, police said.
No one has been arrested in connection with the three robberies as of Friday afternoon.
Haywood was being held Friday at the Washington County Detention Center on a partial bond of $75,685. He has a first-appearance hearing scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.
NW News on 01/07/2017