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Fort Worth robbers wore vests, wanted only $300

FORT WORTH -- Two men who robbed a Fort Worth bar early Thursday after having drinks there earlier in the night wore what appeared to be bullet-proof vests during the robbery and demanded a specific amount of money, witnesses told police.

“Nobody move. I only want $300 and count it out,” one of the suspects yelled during the robbery of Brenda’s Place, 714 W. Jessamine St. , according to a police report..

A bartender told police that the two suspects had been at the bar about 8 p.m. Wednesday and drank several beers. The men told the bartender that they were waiting on somebody, the report stated.

The two men later left in what may have been a light blue, possibly gray, newer model pick-up.

At about 12:10 a.m., they returned, this time wearing what appeared to be black bullet proof vests over their clothes and carrying rifles. Witnesses told police they initially thought the men were officers until they demanded money, the report stated.

The report stated that the bartender gave the men $110 from the register, then opened his own wallet and counted $170 more. A frightened customer at the bar gave the robbers $20 from her purse to complete the $300 they had demanded, the report stated.

The two men then left the bar

One of the suspects was described as white, about 20 years of age, wearing a light gray striped collar shirt with blue jeans. The second, believed to be in his 50s, wore a U.S. flag bandanna on his head, a white T-shirt with lettering in the front and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about their identities is asked to call the robbery unit at 817-392-4370.