Denton police are asking for the public’s help in finding a calm robber who has struck three Dollar General stores in the past two months.
Detective Sgt. Bobby Smith said a man walked into the store in the 1100 block of South Avenue C at about 9:50 a.m. Monday. He walked quickly to the sales counter, lifted his shirt to reveal a pistol tucked into his pants and said, “Make it quick.”
The clerk set the cash drawer on the counter and the man said, “What about the safe?” according to a police report. The clerk opened the store’s safe and the man grabbed cash from there as well. He put the cash in his pocket and walked quickly out of the store.
Video cameras at that location caught an image of the man, and he appears to be the same man who robbed two stores May 11. One was the Dollar General in the 1600 block of West University Drive, and the other was another store in the chain in the 3000 block of North Elm Street.
According to police reports, the man was calm as he robbed all three stores.
On the first day, he wore a black-and-white checkered cap. On Monday he wore a black-and-white striped cap with a black bill. He also wore sunglasses, black shirts, dark pants and dark shoes during all three robberies.
He was described as a medium-skinned black man, age 24 to 28, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing between 170 and 200 pounds.
Anyone with information can contact Denton police Det. Daniel Conrad at 940-349-7993 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or call Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous.
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