A man accused of robbing several Texarkana businesses at knifepoint now sits behind bars.
Police have arrested 23-year-old Demarco Martin, of Texarkana Arkansas, and charged him with four counts of Aggravated Robbery.
On Saturday Martin entered the Pasco’s Shell in the 3400 block of New Boston Rd. and got a six-pack of beer from the cooler.
As Martin approached the cash register, he removed a pocket knife from his pants and demanded that the clerk give him the money from the register.
As he ran away with the beer and an undisclosed amount of cash, he was pursued by a customer. After the customer caught up with him, Martin returned the cash to him and then an away again.
A short time later police took Martin into custody at the intersection Old Boston Rd. and Belt Rd.
In addition to this robbery, investigators have also linked Martin to three other robberies that had occurred over the last week in the same area.
Martin has also been charged with the robberies at the Family Dollar Store in the 3000 block of New Boston Rd. on Aug. 22, Check into Cash in the 2800 block of New Boston Rd. on Aug. 25, as well as the first Pasco’s Shell robbery on Friday.
In each of those robberies, Martin threatened the employee with a pocket knife and demanded money.
Martin is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail. Bond has been set at $100,000 for each charge.