Officers were called to the scene around 5:20 this morning.
Store workers told police the man ran from the store after the incident. During the course of the incident the suspect indicated he had a gun, although one wasn’t displayed, and told employees he would shoot them if they tried to stop him.
The suspect is described as a black man wearing a blue and black plaid jacket, khaki pants and hat, ski mask, and gloves. He was driving a newer model work-style truck with toolboxes on the side and amber- colored running lights on top of the cab.
The actual pickaxe used during the commission of the crime was recovered at the scene by officers.
Anyone with information about this crime 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.