2 men wanted for armed robbery at liquor store identified, arrested

Poplar Bluff Police search for armed robbery suspects

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - Poplar Bluff Police say they have identified and arrested two wanted suspects they considered armed and dangerous.

The suspects were wanted for an armed robbery at The Bottle Shop on Saturday evening, January 9.

Chief Danny Whitely said the suspects, Nathan Murray and Nicholas Barton were taken into custody around 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

Chief Danny Whiteley would like to thank all the concerned citizens who have called in tips in reference to the...

Posted by Poplar Bluff Police Department on Monday, January 11, 2021

Officers were called to The Bottle Shop, a liquor store located on 1000 block of South Westwood Boulevard, in reference to a robbery around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The owner of the business told officers that two masked male suspects entered the business and demanded money from the cash register.

Poplar Bluff Police said they have identified and arrested the two individuals in this photo in connection with an armed robbery at The Bottle Shop on Saturday.
Poplar Bluff Police said they have identified and arrested the two individuals in this photo in connection with an armed robbery at The Bottle Shop on Saturday. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.)

The owner said one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and gave him an undisclosed amount of cash.

The owner of The Bottle Shop told police that one of the two suspects was armed with a handgun and demanded cash from the register.
The owner of The Bottle Shop told police that one of the two suspects was armed with a handgun and demanded cash from the register. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)

The two suspects then took off on foot away from the store.

Investigators were able to retrieve images of the suspects from surveillance footage, including their vehicle.

Investigators said this is a photo of the suspect's vehicle.
Investigators said this is a photo of the suspect's vehicle. (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Dept.)

Police released the photos on their Facebook page in hopes the public could help investigators identify the suspects.

After the arrests of the suspects, Chief Whiteley thanked all who called in tips to help identify the suspects.

*** Both suspects are in custody *** The Poplar Bluff Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in...

Posted by Poplar Bluff Police Department on Monday, January 11, 2021

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