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Blotter: Masked man robs local 7-Eleven, flees with $290

A man wearing  a black bandanna held up a 7-Eleven convenience store Thursday night before getting away with about $290, according to police. 

Department spokesman Shane Kizer said the man was dressed in all-black clothing, including a bandanna and gloves.  Police responded to the store about 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Oak Street. 

Witnesses said the suspect demanded money from both registers before fleeing on foot toward West Hickory Street. No one was injured in the incident, and no arrests have been made. 

Other reports 

2700 block of Colorado Boulevard — A 24-year-old robbery victim said a pistol-wielding suspect appeared to be "shaking and nervous" when she handed him a $10 bill Thursday at The Ridge at North Texas Apartments. 

She said she was walking to her apartment from her car about 9 p.m. when the man approached her with a pistol in the parking lot. She said he demanded her purse, but she told the suspect she needed to get her ID and other personal information out first, according to Kizer. 

When the suspect demanded money, she handed him a $10 bill, Kizer said. He fled on foot, and no arrests were made. The victim was not injured. 

5300 block of East Mckinney Street — A 25-year-old woman said the father of her children grabbed her hair and kicked her in the face with a steel-toe boot early Thursday morning at the Ashli Oaks of Denton mobile home park. 

Police responded to the woman's call about 8 a.m., but the suspect already had left for work when they arrived. 

The woman had visible injuries on her face but refused paramedics on the scene, according to a police report. The woman was unable to provide the location of the man's work, police said. 

The investigation is ongoing. 


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 896 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 27 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 155 calls for service and made seven arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 18 medical calls, three vehicle crashes and two brush fires.