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Pistol-packin' robber in pink PJs strikes in Fort Worth

A woman in pink tried to rob two 7-Eleven convenience stores early Tuesday along Interstate 30 in west Fort Worth, but she only got money from one of them, police said.

Both incidents were reported around 2 a.m.; one was in the 3600 block of the interstate's service road, near the intersection with Montgomery Street; and the other about two miles to the west in the 2800 block of Horne Street, according to police reports.

It was unclear which happened first, but one thing common in both incidents was the robber: a white female, 5-feet-2-inches tall, about 115 pounds and dressed in a pink hooded jumpsuit, also described as pajamas.

In the robbery at the store on the service road, the woman, who appeared to be in her early 20s, entered and placed her open purse on the counter, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

The purse, Henderson said, was "open enough for the 39-year-old employee to see a pistol inside it, pointing directly at her."

The robber told the clerk to hand over all the money from the register, Henderson said.

"The fast-thinking cashier told the suspect that she would have to purchase something in order for the register to open," Henderson said.

Again the robber told the clerk to surrender cash, but the employee responded that "she had someone watching," Henderson said.

"The suspect," he added, "left the store empty handed."

At the Horne Street location, the robbery entered and pulled a handgun from her waistband and demanded money, Henderson said.

"The clerk opened the register and handed over the cash," he said. "The suspect then told the clerk to open the safe."

The employee complied again and the robber took more cash, Henderson said.

Surveillance cameras captured both incidents, but robbery detectives had not received copies of the images Tuesday morning, Henderson said.

"Fortunately," he added, "no one was hurt during the two robberies."

Anyone with information about the suspect can call robbery detectives at 817-392-4370.