COPPERAS COVE (September 6, 2012)—Police in Copperas Cove are asking the public to be on the lookout for two suspects in separate robberies that happened in August.
The separate incidents, one on Aug. 9 at 300 Cove Terrace Center and one on Aug. 31 at 819 N. 1st Street, are similar, said Copperas Cove police Sgt. Kevin Keller, and officers believe the same suspect is responsible for both robberies.
Keller said officers were sent to the Cove Terrace address where officers and detectives learned a 17-year-old Copperas Cove teenager had been robbed at gunpoint.
The victim was not injured but several personal items were stolen, Keller said.
The gunman fled on foot.
Then, Keller said, an 18-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman inside the Dollar General Store, on N. 1st Street, were approached by a gunman and robbed.
Again, neither was injured but items of personal property and cash from the business were stolen.
The suspect in both incidents was described as a slender black male, 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet, 2-inches tall, in his late teens to early 20’s, dressed in a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt, wearing blue gloves, black pants, and black shoes with gray soles.
The robber in both instances displayed a black handgun.
The Copperas Cove Police Department is continuing to investigate these incidents, Keller said.
Keller said tips can be made anonymously through the Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers tip number (254) 547-1111 or www.tipsubmit.com.
Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000.00 in cash for clues for information leads to an arrest and prosecution and caller do not have to give their name.