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Police investigate 2nd 'scream mask' heist in Fort Worth

Police are investigating the second robbery in as many weeks involving of a suspect wearing a "scream" mask, according to reports.

The latest was reported 1:35 a.m. Monday at the Exxon station, 6001 Camp Bowie Boulevard, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

An employee told police he was on a smoke break outside the store when he was approached by two men, one wearing black-and-orange bandanna over his face and the other wearing the Halloween "Scream" mask.

A "Scream" mask is a long-faced black and white Halloween-style mask popularized in the series of "Scream" movies.

The bandanna man pulled a handgun from his waistband and ordered the worker back inside the store, Henderson said.

"Once inside, the two men demanded the clerk to empty the register into a backpack that 'Scream' was holding open," Henderson said. "Another employee came out front from the back of the store and was also told to empty his register into the backpack."

The two men ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of money, Henderson said.

Robbery detectives on Monday were checking for possible links to a similar robbery Oct. 12 at the Eskimo Hut on West Vickery Boulevard, Henderson said.

In that incident, two men, one wearing a "Scream"-type mask entered the business at 2 p.m. and demanded money. The other man didn't wear a mask, but he had a gun, police said.

The two businesses are about two miles apart on the west side of Fort Worth.

Anyone with information on either case can call detectives at 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 800-469-TIPS.

"All calls are confidential," Henderson said, "and any information that leads to the apprehension of these suspects could result in a significant reward."

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