Monday at approximately 4:16 p.m., officers with the Benton Police Department responded to Malvern National Bank on Military Road on report of a robbery. Upon officers arrival it was determined that an actual robbery had occurred and the two robbers had fled the scene.
The two suspects entered the bank and then demanded money after displaying a pistol toward a clerk. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, both suspects fled the bank on foot traveling toward the direction of Ferguson Drive.
One suspect is a white male who was wearing a mask that resembled the "Mario Brothers" video game characters. The other suspect is a white female wearing dark colored sunglasses and a hat.
Detectives are diligently working the case, but anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip.