Crime

February 19, 2014

Police seek robber who held up two west Fort Worth stores

Clothing including an Everman High School Class of 2005 hooded jacket matches the description of what a west side robber was wearing last week, police say.

Clothing found discarded near a west Fort Worth house Wednesday morning is believed to have been worn by a man behind the recent robberies of two Fort Worth businesses, police officials say.

The clothing — a lime green pullover fleece top and an Everman High School hooded jacket with “Class of 2005” written on the back — was found near a house in the 6300 block of Waverly Way. That’s just a block from a Sally’s Beauty Supply in the 6300 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard that was robbed Feb. 13.

“Robbery detectives believe the items are evidence worn by the robbery suspect,” Cpl. Tracey Knight said in a news release asking for the public’s help in identifying the robber.

During the Sally’s robbery, a man entered the store about 10 a.m. and pretended to shop before pointing a gun at the cashier and demanding money. He fled the store westbound on foot, police said.

Four days earlier, about 9 a.m., an armed man robbed a Family Dollar store in the 5200 block of West Vickery Boulevard. After purchasing an item, the man waited for other customers to leave before approaching the cashier with a gun, police said.

The man emptied the cash drawer and ran off.

Witnesses described the robber as black, 18 to 19, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11, dark-skinned and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

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