Police look for robber who dresses as cowboy, construction worker

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FORT WORTH -- Police are seeking the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect whose disguises have ranged from that of construction worker to a cowboy.

Investigators believe the person may be responsible for 16 aggravated robberies in Fort Worth and surrounding cities since June, police said. He appears to target Metro PCS stores and check cashing businesses.

The robber is armed and his "aggressiveness toward the victims is rapidly increasing," police said in a release. The suspect has ordered employees onto the floor and threatened to kill them.

During the crimes, he has worn a construction hard hat and safety vest, a cowboy hat and a baseball cap and sunglasses, police said.

The robberies have occurred in southwest and north Fort Worth, Burleson, Arlington, Pantego, North Richland Hills and Mansfield.

The suspect is described as 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slender build. He sometimes has a goatee.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call 911, Crime Stoppers at 817 469 TIPS (8477) or Fort Worth Police Robbery Unit at 817 392-4370. They also can visit www.469tips.com

A reward up to $1,000 will be offered to anyone who provides a tip that leads to an arrest for a crime or a criminal case cleared, police said.

Alex Branch, 817-390-7689

Twitter: @albranch1

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