August 11, 2014

Fort Worth police release video of serial robbers

Investigators suspect the group may be behind the recent hold-ups of three businesses and robbery of a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Police are trying to identify a small pack of serial robbers suspected in three recent business robberies.

On Monday, police released a video compilation of two of the suspects and still images of all three. In the video, a store clerk can be seen trying to get a gun away from a female robber, who later briefly drops the gun, while the male robber is seen throwing a bottle of white wine in the store.

The robberies occurred at the 7-Eleven at 1050 Missouri Ave. and the Valero Corner Store at 6044 S. Hulen Street on Thursday and the Subway at 1550 Eastchase Parkway on Sunday.

Police say at least two suspects would enter the businesses during the robberies, waiting for customers to leave before robbing employees at gunpoint. A semi-automatic handgun and long-barreled revolver were displayed in the hold-ups.

In the 7-11 robbery, an employee reportedly suffered a broken nose, according to a police report.

In the Subway robbery, an employee told police he was preparing for the restaurant’s closing when two men entered the store. He said one of the men pointed a handgun at him, saying “You know what I want.”

Upset he was not being handed money from the register fast enough, the suspect told the employee he was moving too slow and began to countdown aloud. The suspect was then handed the cash register’s till and the suspects fled the scene.

The group is also suspected in the early morning robbery of a 44-year-old man Wednesday in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 3851 Airport Freeway, police said.

The wine-tossing suspect is described as a heavy-build man, 20 to 25 years of age, 5-foot-6-inches tall with a medium-cut Afro hair style.

The woman is described as also heaving a heavy build, 20 to 30 years of age, 5-foot tall, with medium length hair pulled back in a pony tail.

Not seen in the video is third suspect, a male of medium build, 18 to 25 years of age, 5-foot-10-inches tall with a full beard that is neatly trimmed.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the robbery unit at 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS or Crime Stoppers offers up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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