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Irving police seek help identifying serial robber

IRVING -- Police requested help Wednesday to identify a man who authorities say is responsible for 10 holdups of gasoline service stations and a pizza restaurant in recent weeks.

Investigators released photos Wednesday of the bandit taken from store surveillance cameras.

The armed bandit has robbed eight convenience stores and hit a pizza restaurant twice.

In most cases, the gunman enters a store with his own money bag and he has demanded Newport brand cigarettes in a few robberies, police said.

Witnesses have described him as Hispanic, about 18 to 25-years-old, wearing a hooded dark windbreaker-type jacket with silver stripes on the sleeves. The robber has worn black pants and black tennis shoes with white soles. He covers his face with a blue bandana or the collar of his jacket.

Police noted that the bandit wears a glove on his left hand while he doesn’t wear one on his right hand which is the one he uses to hold the handgun.

No one has been injured, but police voiced concern that the increased frequency of the holdups could escalate to violence.

Anyone with information should call Irving police at 972-721-2518 or the tips line at 972-721-8080.

Irving holdups:

  • Chevron, Union Bower Road and Loop 12, April 21 and April 24
  • Fina, Texas 183 and Story Road, May 22
  • Shell, Texas 183 and O’Connor Road , June 23
  • Texaco, Texas 183 and Carl Road, June 26
  • Texaco, Texas 183 and Carl Road, July 2
  • Texaco Texas 183 and MacArthur Boulevard, July 16
  • Chevron, Union Bower Road and Loop 12, July 23
  • Ci-Ci’s to Go, 2301 N. O’Connor Road, July 27 and Dec. 7, 2007
  • Source: Irving Police Department