Armed Robbers Strike 3 Times Overnight In Local City

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

KILLEEN (January 3, 2014) Killeen police were investigating three overnight armed robberies that were reported between late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

Information on all the robberies is limited, but the Killeen police blotter shows the first was reported at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at a convenience store in the 3000 block of Old FM 440 Road.

Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said the clerk at a convenience store told officers a man came into the store, pulled a handgun and demanded money.

The suspect is a black man about 6-feet tall and about 200 pounds who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and black sneakers with white laces.

The suspect also was wearing gloves and his face was covered with a bandana, Miramontez said.

The gunman fled the area in an unknown direction.

The second, the robbery of an individual, was reported at 11:40 p.m. Thursday outside a business in the 5100 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Miramontez said the victim was a delivery driver for a pizza restaurant who was approached by a suspect as he got into his car to make a delivery.

Miramintez said the driver told officers the suspect held a handgun on him while he forced himself inside the car.

The victim described the robber as a black man, about 6-feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds.

Miramontez said the suspect wore all black clothing, and had a bandana over his face.

The suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of money and escaped on foot in an unknown direction.

The third robbery took place at 2 a.m. Friday outside a specialty store in the 1100 block of N. 38th St., and also involved armed suspects, Miramontez said.

Police at the scene reported a clerk said two men came into the store, both with handguns, and demanded money.

The clerk described the suspects as black males, about 6-feet to 6-feet, 5-inches tall and both last seen wearing dark clothing with red scarves over their faces.

The robbers made away with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in an unknown direction, Miramontez said.

None of the victims was injured, she said.


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