Laredo police need your help apprehending a male suspect. He would walk into a stripes gas station and proceed to rob the store. James Johnson has more, James.
The suspect would walk into the store acting as if he was just using the restroom. He would go ahead and rob the store, not for money but cigarettes.
The robbery took place in Central Laredo at a Stripes convenient store. At approximately 12:50 am a male wearing a white t-shirt and jean shorts would walk into the store and go straight to the restroom. The suspect would leave the store and return 8 minutes later wearing the exact same clothing, but this time is wearing a scarf or towel to cover his face.
[cg:newsuper\joe baeza\laredo police department] 23:24:19:15 when he comes around the corner he brandishes brass knuckles to the employee.
As the suspect comes back into the store, you see the customer in the yellow shirt confused on what to do. As the robbery takes place, the customer slowly walks to the back of the store to watch what was happening.
[cg:newsuper\joe baeza\laredo police department] 23:26:23:12 I think he was taken back by the situation. He's seeing this guy wearing a towel on his face.
According to Laredo police officer, Joe Baeza both the employee and customer did the right thing in not trying to stop the suspect. You never know what's going through a persons mind or what kind of weapon they have to commit these crimes. The best thing to do is get out of the way.
[cg:newsuper\joe baeza\laredo police department] 23:27:05:07 the best advice is let them come in and leave with what they want and get them out of your store ASAP.
Sixty dollars worth of cigarettes in hand, the suspect would leave the store on foot without incident. If you have any information about this robbery or recognize this suspect please call crime stoppers at 727-tips or Laredo P.D.
Now according to Laredo P.D., whenever you're caught in the middle of something like a robbery. Try and get as much information about the suspect as you can like their appearance, any noticeable tattoos or markings, and how tall they are. All this information can help police in finding these suspects. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson