Lampasas robbery suspect quickly arrested

Timothy Charles Thurman (Jail photo)
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LAMPASAS, Texas (KWTX) Communication and quick work helped the Lampasas Police Department arrest a robbery suspect Sunday evening.

According to the department, officers received a 911 call from a Dollar General employee at 401 South Pecan Street just after 6 p.m., saying the store had been robbed by a lone male.

The robber's description was then broadcast to patrol officers, and one officer found the suspect running west on 3rd Street toward Key Avenue.

The officer exited his vehicle and pursued the suspect on foot.

The suspect then fell down, and was apprehended by both the original officer and another.

The suspect was identified as Timothy Charles Thurman, Jr., 20 of Lampasas.

Cash was recovered, all of which evidently belonged to the Dollar General.

Thurman confessed he had committed the robbery, and was transported to the Lampasas County Jail.

He was charged with robbery and evading arrest, and further follow-up by patrol officers revealed that Thurman reportedly claimed he had a knife while demanding money, but never displayed one.