A man wearing sunglasses pointed a black semiautomatic handgun at a convenience store cashier in the 2800 block of North Locust Street on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the man walked into the store, brought a bottle of soda to the counter and asked for a carton of cigarettes. When the cashier turned back around after retrieving the cigarettes, a black handgun was pointing at the employee while the man demanded money from the cash register and safe. Police said the man presented a red-and-white plastic bag from his left sweatshirt pocket for the money.
Officials said the man left the store with an unspecified amount of cash and fled on foot.
Reports described the man as white, 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and about 210 pounds. He had a full reddish-brown mustache and beard. Police said he wore a gray American Eagle zippered hoodie, blue jeans and sneakers with yellow or neon green accents.
Anyone with information about the crime should call Denton police Detective Daniel Conrad at 940-349-7993.
From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 538 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, with 34 people booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police responded to 269 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 22 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, two good-intent calls, one electrical wiring call, two motor vehicle accidents and one oil spill.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police responded to one roadblock, three traffic calls and two traffic transport incidents.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls. Aubrey police responded to one traffic complaint, four traffic calls and one terroristic threat.
Corinth police assisted three agencies and three motorists, and responded to one medical call, two domestic disturbance calls, one structure fire, one gunshots heard, one indecent exposure report, one suspicious activity call, 31 traffic calls, one welfare concern, two animal complaints and two traffic transport incidents.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one odor investigation. Double Oak police responded to nine traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police assisted one agency, one motorist and responded to one reckless driver and four traffic calls.
Justin police responded to one theft.
Krum firefighters responded to two agencies, one theft report and seven traffic calls. Krum police assisted two agencies, one theft and seven traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, five medical calls, one electrical fire, one structure fire and one traffic transport incident.
Little Elm firefighters responded to five medical calls, one traffic transport incident and one structure fire. Little Elm police responded to one burglary, two Child Protective Services referrals, one criminal mischief report, one noise complaint, four suspicious activity calls, one theft report, 18 traffic calls, two traffic transport incidents and four animal complaints.
Lewisville firefighters responded to one structure fire. Lewisville police made nine arrests.
Northeast police assisted one motorist and responded to one suspicious activity call, one theft in progress, four traffic calls and one traffic incident.
Northlake police responded to two traffic calls and one forgery report.
Oak Point police responded to one criminal trespass in progress, one roadblock, four traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Ponder firefighters responded to two medical calls. Ponder police assisted one agency.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical calls and one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call. Pilot Point police assisted two agencies and responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call and one animal complaint.
Sanger firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault and two medical calls. Sanger police responded to one domestic disturbance call and one welfare concern.
The Colony firefighters responded to one motor vehicle accident and five medical calls.
Trophy Club police responded to two suspicious activity calls, five traffic calls and two animal complaints.
— Megan Gray