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DPS: Woman wielding butcher knife robs store

Amanda Carr (Source: Sikeston DPS) Amanda Carr (Source: Sikeston DPS)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Sikeston DPS says a Cape Girardeau, Missouri woman is accused of robbing a store in Sikeston with a butcher knife on Saturday night.

According to the Capt. Jim McMillen with the Department of Public Safety, Sunday morning the Scott County, Missouri Court charged Amanda Carr, 29, with robbery and armed criminal action.

Sikeston DPS says they received a call of a robbery at Quick Check II convenience store on Saturday night.

Officers arrived at the store at 206 E. Center and found a disturbance in the parking lot. There, was the woman, the clerks and some store customers.

Officers detained the 29-year-old woman, and a man who drove the woman to the store.

The employees of the store told officers the Carr had just robbed the store with a large butcher knife.

Officers found cash from the register scattered about in the front passenger seat of the 71-year-old man's vehicle.

DPS says the man said Carr had waived him down minutes earlier several blocks away.

According to DPS the man said he didn't know Carr, but drove her to the convenience store so she could call someone to pick her up. He said Carr went into the business and came out a short time later chased by employees and others.

The employees told officers that Carr came into the business and pulled out the butcher's knife and demanded money.

The clerks were familiar with the woman and said she's been seen at the business.

According to DPS, Carr took cash from the register and ran outside.

The employees called 911 and tried to stop the woman from leaving.

Officers interviewed several witnesses and collected evidence at the scene.

DPS officers found the butcher's knife in the parking lot a few feet from the vehicle.

Later, investigators interviewed Carr, and she told them that the 71-year-old man had no knowledge of what happened inside the business. The man was released.

Carr was given a $25,000 cash only bond and taken to the county jail awaiting arraignment.

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