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In 24 hours: Criminal robbed 2 game rooms, shot at witness, held someone hostage

A criminal had a busy day on Sunday after he robbed two game rooms, shot at a witness and took another person hostage, Fort Worth police reported.

The game rooms are in the 5900 block of Wilbarger Street and the 3000 block of Mansfield Highway, police said in a Facebook post.

The suspect exchanged fire with a witness in the Mansfield Highway robbery at 10:54 a.m. on Sunday and took a witness hostage. The hostage in that incident escaped without serious injury, police said.

The second robbery at the Wilbarger Street game room took place about 9 a.m. on Monday. No injuries were reported in that incident, according to police.

Fort Worth police detectives are now asking for the public's assistance to help identify the suspect after they released video surveillance footage on Monday evening of one of the robberies.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old, between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 155 and 190 pounds. He has facial hair and multiple tattoos, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect or these robberies can call detectives at 817-392-4374 or contact CrimeStoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

Prescotte Stokes III: 817-390-7028, @PrescotteStokes
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