Denton police hunt bandit who robbed 2 stores

Posted Monday, Sep. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Police asked for help Monday in identifying a bandit who robbed two convenience stores in a matter of minutes Sunday afternoon.

Authorities released a photo of the suspect taken from a store surveillance camera and also a video of one of the holdups.

Cashiers described the suspect as a white man with multiple tattoos including a tear drop near his left eye and stitches along the front of his neck.

The first holdup was reported at 12:34 p.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven, 1223 McCormick Street.

A man approached a cashier with an item to purchase, pulled a handgun from his waistband and demanded money; but the cashier turned him down, according to a police news release.

When she refused, the suspect fled on foot.

As officers arrived at the 7-Eleven, police received a report of a robbery at Quick Track, 1724 Bernard St. Detectives said the suspect in this holdup matched the one in the 7-Eleven robbery, but he had changed shirts and wore a ball cap.

In the Quick Track holdup, the bandit walked up to the cashier with an item, brandished a handgun and demanded money, police said. The suspect ran out of the store after the cashier gave him an undisclosed amount.

In both robberies, the suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, police said.

Police described the suspect as a white man, about 30 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds.

In the 7-Eleven holdup, he wore a red and blue striped Polo-style shirt, jeans and white shoes. In the second robbery, he wore a gray golf shirt and a Texas Longhorns baseball cap.

Anyone with information should call Denton police at 940-349-7993.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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