Police Search For Armed Robber Who Held Up Local Family Dollar Store

TEMPLE (October 8, 2012)—Temple police on Monday still were searching for a man who held up an employee outside the West Adams Avenue Family Dollar store Sunday and made away with a bank deposit.

Temple police Cpl. Christopher M. Wilcox said officers were sent to the store at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday after an employee reported he had been held up by a man with a gun.

The employee reported he was getting into his car in the store’s parking lot and was about to drive to a local bank to deposit the store’s receipts when a man who was in the car pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded the employee get into the car and drive away from the building.

The clerk was forced to drive the suspect away from the store, and at some point struck the employee in the head with the handgun.

The gunman got out of the vehicle near the intersection of N. 13th St. and W. French Ave., the fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers searched the area, but were not able to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, stocky build, approximately 5-feet, 7-inches tall, last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark clothes, with a bandana covering his face.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the robbery, especially those who may have seen anything unusual in the neighborhood near the intersections of North 13th Street and West French Avenue on Sunday morning, to contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.

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