Police seek suspect in holdups at stores

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A photo taken from surveillance video shows a suspect in a robbery of a 7-11 convenience store Sunday afternoon.
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Denton police say the department is seeking information about a suspect who demanded money at gunpoint from two convenience store clerks Sunday afternoon.

At 12:34 p.m. Sunday, a white man walked into a 7-Eleven in the 1200 block of McCormick Street and approached the cashier with an item for purchase. The man, displaying a handgun, demanded all of the money from the cashier, police said.

When the cashier refused to comply with his demands, the man left the store on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect, believed to be in his early 30s, was 6 feet tall and weighed between 180 and 200 pounds, police said.

He was also described as having multiple tattoos, including a teardrop near his left eye and a tattoo of stitches along the front of his neck, police said.

The suspect wore a red and blue striped polo-style shirt, jeans and white shoes, according to police.

As officers were on the scene of the attempted robbery, police dispatch received a call about a robbery at a Quick Track convenience store in the 1700 block of Bernard Street.

The suspect in the second incident matched the description of the suspect in the attempted robbery, except he wore a gray polo-style shirt and a Texas Longhorn’s baseball cap, according to a police report.

The suspect in the second incident entered the store, walked to the cashier with an item to purchase and demanded money, brandishing a handgun, the report stated.

After the clerk gave him money, the suspect left the store in an unknown direction, according to the report.

In both incidents, the suspect displayed a black semiautomatic handgun to the store clerks, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect in the incidents at the two stores is asked to contact Denton police Detective Dan Conrad at 940-349-7993.

BJ LEWIS can be reached at 940-566-6875 and viaTwitter @BjlewisDRC.

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