Police Search For Armed Robber After Two Local Holdups

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (April 26, 2013)--Waco police early Friday morning were looking for a man who walked into a convenience store and held up a clerk at gunpoint.

Police say they believe the Friday robbery may be connected to another similar incident from late Thursday night.

Officers were searching the area near MacArthur Drive and Hillcrest Drive for a black man, 6-feet tall and thin built, wearing a black sweatshirt, gloves, grey pants and white shoes.

The clerk at the Alon Store told police at about 5:10 a.m. a man walked into the store, pulled a handgun and demanded the cash from the register.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the robber left the store on foot headed north on MacArthur.

One of the officers said the description of the suspect closely resembled the description of a man who held up another business Thursday night.

Swanton said officers were sent at about 9:55 p.m. to the Family Dollar Store at 1404 N. 34th Street after a clerk reported a robbery.

A witness told police a man came into the store, pulled a handgun and demanded merchandise and money from the store.

The suspect then fled on foot from the store last seen headed towards New Road.

The gunman was able to get an undisclosed amount of cash and some merchandise from the store, Swanton said.

No one was injured in either incident and Swanton said officers believe the two robberies may be related.


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