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Police Search For Armed Robbers After Local Store Held Up

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

WACO (December 3, 2013) Waco police were searching Tuesday morning for three men who held up a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night.

Officers were called at about 9:40 p.m. to the Quick Stop in the 900 block of Colcord Avenue after a clerk reported he had been robbed by three armed men, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The clerk reported three black men, believed to be in their early 20s, entered the store, pulled handguns and ordered the clerk to the floor.

Two of the robbers went behind the counter where they stole money from the cash register and took a bank bag, Swanton said.

The three men left the store on foot, two of them toward 9th Street and one went behind the store.

Swanton said there was no report of a vehicle being involved.

No one was injured.

The only description was that the three robbers wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, Swanton said.

The same store was held up last July by a man who walked in with a rifle and demanded cash.

At the time of that robbery Swanton said officers were sent at about 9:50 p.m. on July 18 to the Quick Stop store after the clerk there reported a robbery.

The clerk told police a man burst into the store, ran behind the counter, pointed a rifle at her and demanded money.

The clerk said she placed cash and cigarettes into a bag and handed it to the robber who left the store on foot, running toward North 9th Street.

The robber was black and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a black and white bandana over his face, Swanton said.

Two customers and two employees were in the store at the time of the robbery.

None was injured in that hold up either, Swanton said and police have not made any arrests.


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