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Woman Arrested After Local Dollar General Store Robbed At Knifepoint

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A woman was in custody Friday after a local Dollar General store was robbed, at knifepoint.

Jessica Raine Blechinger (Jail photo)

COPPERAS COVE (February 15, 2013)—Jessica Raine Blechinger was in custody Friday morning charged with aggravated robbery in a knifepoint hold-up at a local Dollar General Store.

Copperas Cove police Sgt. Kevin Keller said officers were sent just after 7 p.m. Thursday to the Dollar General store at 210 Cove Terrace in response to a report that a man and a woman had robbed the store and that the man was armed with a knife.

Officers found the knife in the store and later found Blechinger hiding behind an air conditioning unit at the rear of Robertson Avenue Baptist Church, an affidavit said.

A wad of cash was found lying on the ground next to the woman, the affidavit said.

Surveillance camera video confirmed that Blechinger was one of the two involved in the robbery, the affidavit said.

No one was injured.

The man remained at large Friday.

Blechinger's bond was set at $250,000.


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