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Arlington police: Armed suspect held up two businesses since Oct. 31

Arlington police are looking for this armed robbery suspect who is believed to have robbed two businesses since Oct. 31.
Arlington police are looking for this armed robbery suspect who is believed to have robbed two businesses since Oct. 31. Handout photo

Police are looking for a suspect who is armed and dangerous.

The same suspect is believed to have tried two robberies within the past two weeks at east Arlington businesses.

The first robbery occurred on Oct. 31 at 1231 E. Pioneer Parkway. The suspect entered the Metro PCS location, walked around the store once and then walked up to the cash register, said Christopher Cook, Arlington police spokesman.

That time, the suspect displayed a black handgun and took money from the cash register, Cook said. In this first offense, the suspect was able to obtain cash but not any phones due to the clerk’s non-cooperation, Cook said. Then some additional customers walked in and spooked the robber who fled on foot, according to police.

The second robbery occurred Tuesday at 1901 E. Arbrook Blvd., at an EZ Mart convenience store. The suspect displayed a handgun and attempted to rob the location, but was unsuccessful and fled the store, according to police.

The suspect is believed to be in his mid-to-late 20s, approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall, 150 pounds with a goatee, police said. The suspect possibly has a tattoo on his neck below his left ear. He displayed a black handgun in both robberies, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Allen Constantino at 817-459-5729.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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