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Police nab robbery suspect, search for accomplices

A man is behind bars in connection with last month's robbery at a Texarkana hotel.
A man is behind bars in connection with last month's robbery at a Texarkana hotel.

The robbery happened back on Dec. 22 at the Country Inn and Suites in the 1900 block of University Ave.

On Thursday Roderick Beham, 21, of Texarkana, Texas was taken into custody after investigators linked him to the crime through a surveillance video.

Beham and another man allegedly entered the lobby of the hotel armed with a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk.

The clerk told police that the suspects stole her wallet after she told them she did not have access to the safe.

Detectives later discovered that a gift card that had been in the stolen wallet was used the next day at the Walmart in Ashdown, Arkansas.

Surveillance video also showed Beham's female companion who entered the hotel lobby about 10 minutes before the robbery and asked to use the restroom.

Beham was booked into the Bi-State Jail and charged with aggravated robbery. His bond has been set at $100,000.

Anyone who can identify the female accomplice or with information about the other male suspect urged to contact the Texarkana, Texas Police Department at (903) 798-3116 or CrimeStoppers at (903) 792-7867.

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