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Robber of Arlington auto parts store sought

ARLINGTON -- Police are looking for help identifying a man who robbed employees at an auto parts store on Tuesday at gunpoint.

The suspect walked into the Auto Zone Parts Store in the 1900 block of East Park Row Drive about 9:30 p.m. with his handgun drawn and a bandana covering his face, photographs supplied by the police department show.

Once inside, the suspect forced the employees to the rear of the store, then left with an unknown amount of money from the store's safe, according to authorities.

It was the second time this Auto Zone had been robbed in the last three months, police said.

The suspect is described as 6-feet-tall and about 180-190 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, black shorts with a white stripe, a black baseball hat, black shoes and a red bandana. The suspect is believed to be connected to several other Auto Zone robberies, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Arlington Detective Caleb Blank at 817- 459-5651 or Crimestoppers at 817-469-8477. All tipsters remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Auto Zone is also offering a reward of up to $3,000. An additional reward of $250 for information is also available through the Guns and Gang Busters Program of Safe City Crimestoppers.

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