Belton Police Arrest Man in Connection with the Robbery of Local CVS Store

Belton Police Arrest Man in Connection with the Robbery of Local CVS Store
August 26, 2019

The Belton Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old man for the robbery of a CVS Pharmacy on Aug. 12, 2019.

Joseph Riley Knowles of Morgan's Point turned himself in at the Belton Police Department on Friday, Aug. 23, and was subsequently booked into the Bell County Jail on a robbery charge.

At 9:30 p.m. o
n Aug. 12,  Belton police responded to the CVS Pharmacy in 2800 block of North Main St. in reference to a robbery, captured on video surveillance, where the suspect handed a pharmacy worker a note and demanded prescription drugs. 

On Aug. 13, Belton police posted a request on social media that asked the public to help identify the suspect. Knowles became a person of interest soon afterward.  He was wanted on a warrant when he turned himself in.