KILLEEN (January 27, 2010)—Three men were in the Killeen City Jail Wednesday, charged with evading arrest after attempting to elude an officer who spotted them behind a convenience store in a car that matched the description of a vehicle linked to at least one of the eight business robberies that have occurred in Killeen since Monday.
The three sped off as the officer attempted to speak with them.
Police gave chase until the car stopped in the 1400 block of Karen, where two of the men were able to escape on foot.
One was arrested at Tallwood Drive and Elms Road.
The other was found in the backyard of a home in the 3800 block of Tallwood.
Their names weren’t immediately released Wednesday and it’s not clear whether they are suspects in any of the eight robberies, the first of which occurred at around 10 p.m. Monday at a Shell Gas Station at 3003 E. Rancier.
Less than two hours later, at around 11:45 p.m. Monday, the robbers struck the Quick Stop at 3807 W. Stan Schlueter Loop.
At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Super Quick Mart #3 at 3101 W. Stan Schlueter Loop was robbed.
Less than an hour later, the robbers struck the Golden Chick Restaurant at 1600 S. Fort Hood. St.
The Star mart at 2901 W. Elms was robbed at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 minutes later robbers again struck the Super Quick Mart #3 at 3101 W. Stan Schlueter.
The Star Mart Grocery at 4002 Watercrest Rd. was robbed at around 11 p.m. Tuesday and the robbers held up the Mickey’s convenience store at 902 W. Jasper just after 6 a.m. Wednesday.
One or two robbers were involved in each holdup and in each case they were described as being either light-skinned blacks or Hispanics, police said.
They were wearing dark clothing.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about the robberies to contact Killeen Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-8477.
Anonymous tips may also be submitted online.