A woman who walked around a convenience store for 20 minutes before threatening to kill the store clerk with a large kitchen knife on Saturday was arrested by Haltom City police.
Sasha Jack, 30, was taken to the North Richland Hills detention center after she confessed to robbing the store, a news release from the Haltom City Police Department said. Bond for Jack was set at $25,000 and if convicted she faces a sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Jack, who face an aggravated robbery charge, left the PDK convenience Store in the 4600 block of Denton Highway on foot with about $120 in cash, the release said. Officers got to the store about 12:10 p.m. and were told that a woman in her 30s in a gray hoodie and shorts robbed the store, the release said.
Police later got a photo of the suspect to get public's help to identify her, an arrest warrant affidavit said.
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Investigators got a tip saying that the suspect had a strong resemblance to a woman who was a heroin addict and a known thief, according to the affidavit. Det. T. Trevino, who wrote the affidavit, said someone who knew the suspect called police and told them where she was, the affidavit said.
During questioning Jack said she needed to get her boyfriend some money because he was depressed, according to the affidavit. She walked to the store, but began having second thoughts and left, the affidavit said. But Jack returned after smoking a cigarette and threatened the store clerk with the knife, according to the affidavit.
Jack told police she walked to her apartment after taking the cash, the affidavit said.
On Saturday, a K-9 unit tracked the woman to a residence in the 5600 block of Starlight Drive and then SWAT officers ordered everyone outside. After a search, detectives began looking for evidence, but made no arrests, the release said.
Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3