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Convenience store near TCU robbed

A convenience store worker was robbed late Monday in a neighborhood east of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 9:30 p.m. at the store in the 3200 block of Cleburne Road, southeast of the intersection of West Berry and McCart Avenue, a few blocks east of the TCU campus.

The 21-year-old employee was cleaning the business when a man entered the store, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

He asked for cigarettes, Henderson said, but then he pulled a gun and said: "This is a robbery. Open the register and lay down on the floor."

The worker complied.

"The suspect stashed the register's cash into his pockets and left the store," Henderson said. "(The worker) remained on the floor until another customer entered and he knew the coast was clear."

Henderson said the suspect was described as a black male, 5-feet-10-inches tall, 170-180 pounds, with short black hair. He wore a white jacket, blue shirt, sweatpants over blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information can call robbery detectives at 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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