On December 11, 2013 at approximately 7:50PM the Joplin Police Department received a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred on the parking lot of Northpark Mall. The victim stated that as she was getting out of her vehicle, a male approached her from behind and demanded her purse. The male then displayed a handgun and the victim gave her purse to the suspect.
The suspect then got into a blue pick-up truck and left the area. The vehicle description and suspect description was given out to surrounding agencies. The vehicle was later located at 7th and Oronogo in Webb City by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office where it was occupied by three males.
The three males were taken into custody and transported to the Joplin City Jail. The three males were identified as follows:
Brock A. Buffington a 17 year old male with an address of 207 Miller Joplin, MO was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery.
Zachary T. Jones a 17 year old male with an address of rural Joplin was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery.
Trevor M. Seigrist a 19 year old male with an address of rural Joplin was arrested for 1st Degree Robbery.
Charges have been forwarded to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s office for review of formal charges. We are continuing with this investigation.