The get-away was short-lived Saturday night for the alleged robber of an undetermined amount of cash from the Sonic Drive-In Restaurant at 798 North Sebastian St.

 

The get-away was short-lived Saturday night for the alleged robber of an undetermined amount of cash from the Sonic Drive-In Restaurant at 798 North Sebastian St.
Former Sonic employee Jalil M. Mohammed, 30, of Helena-West Helena allegedly went into the restaurant around 11 p.m. Saturday night wearing a red bandana over his face and armed with a semi-automatic weapon and demanding money.
The robber entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at one of the employees. He took a bank bag containing cash and one of the carhops’ changers, which was full of coins.
Deputy Sheriff Dean Jackson was in the area and received a call that the Sonic was being robbed. He was given a description of the get-away car. Jackson spotted the vehicle and followed it to the Sands Motel.
When the driver stopped at the motel, Jackson took Mohammed and the passenger in his vehicle into custody.
Helena-West Helena Police and Criminal Investigation officers arrived at the scene and processed the get-away car. They found the red bandana and the bank bag, change from the carhop and the gun used in the robbery.
Mohammed has been charged with aggravated robbery and is currently being held in the Phillips County Jail without bond.