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Fort Worth police searching for armed robber who targets Hispanics

The suspect in a pair of shootings in Fort Worth.
The suspect in a pair of shootings in Fort Worth. Handout

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed man who is targeting Hispanics, robbing and shooting them in the legs.

The man is suspected of committing several robberies, most recently Saturday in the area of S. Riverside Drive and E. Arlington Avenue, where three Hispanic men were feeding horses when they were approached, according to a news release by Fort Worth police.

The man, dressed in black, robbed the men of their cell phones and shot one of them in the leg with a handgun, according to police.

Police believe the same man shot someone else in the leg the morning of Oct. 25, when two Hispanic men were robbed attempting to get a stuck truck out of the mud in the 1100 block of East Butler St. One of the men was shot in the leg.

Fort Worth police officials could not explain why the suspect appears to be targeting Hispanics.

Later the same day, about 3:30 p.m., the victim who wasn’t injured saw the suspect walking east on East Seminary Drive at Interstate 35W, police said. The suspect ran when he noticed the victim calling police.

The suspect is described as a male between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall and 120 to 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing black sunglasses, a black hoodie pulled over his head and a black baseball cap with the letters “ATM.”

Fort Worth police are asking anyone with information to call 911, Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477 or police at 817-392-4383. Spanish speakers can call 817-392-4375.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST