Waco: Man accused of robbing local 7-Eleven indicted

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man accused of robbing a Waco 7-Eleven store in October was named in an indictment Wednesday charging aggravated robbery (habitual).

Mack Edward Johnson, 53, who was released from prison in 2015 after serving 20 years of a life sentence for armed robbery, was arrested on Oct. 1 following a short foot chase following the holdup at the 7-Eleven at 701 South University Parks Drive.

Witnesses said a masked man who acted as if he had a gun entered the store, went behind the countered and ordered the clerk to open the register.

The robber ran out the door as Baylor officers, who had been dispatched to the store, entered through the front.

He escaped with cash and two packs of cigarettes, but officers later caught him after he jumped a fence surrounding the Abbey Glen Apartment complex.

He was later served while in jail with arrest warrants stemming from the Aug. 15 robbery of the 7-Eleven store on University Parks, the Sept. 16 robbery of the same 7-Eleven store, and the September 16 robbery of the Dollar General Store at 205 East Waco Drive.

In one of the holdups, a gun was pulled on a clerk.

In another, the robbery grabbed the female clerk by the hair and held what she believed to be a gun to her back.

He remains jailed in lieu of bonds totaling $302,500.