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Pair flee after armed robbery
Surveillance video footage Aug. 3 from the One Stop convenience store at the Exxon gas station near the intersection of U.S. 181 and Hospital Boulevard in Floresville captures an image of one of two men who police say committed an armed robbery shortly after 11 a.m.
Wilson County NewsAugust 6, 2014 3,360 views 3 comments
An investigation continues into the Aug. 3 armed robbery of the One Stop convenience store at the Exxon gas station near the intersection of U.S. 181 and Hospital Boulevard (S.H. 97 West) in Floresville.
According to Detective George Ortiz of the Floresville Police Department, a man brandishing an automatic handgun entered the store at approximately 11 a.m. and demanded cash. He fled the scene in a white Chevrolet Blazer with a black grille, accompanied by a second, unidentified man.
Floresville police Chief Lorenzo Herrera said a witness pursued the pair from the store, keeping Wilson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch apprised of his location via cellular telephone, until the suspects stopped at the intersection of Plum and First streets in Floresville. The driver fled on foot.
Ortiz said the passenger jumped out of the Blazer, pointed a weapon in the face of his pursuer, and urged the man to cease his chase, saying, “Don’t be a hero!” before also fleeing the area ahead of responding officers.
The suspects were last seen in the vicinity of Canta Rana Park on Goliad Road in Floresville. While a description of the passenger is unknown, the driver is described as a Hispanic male standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with a slender build. He was wearing an orange hoodie, a black bandanna over his face, and camouflage pants.
Anyone with information can provide it anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or http://bit.ly/NDrIut, for a possible reward.
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