DENTON -- Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a convenience store Sunday just minutes after a clerk at a different store denied his attempted robbery there.
At about 12:30 p.m. Sunday the suspect entered a 7-Eleven in the 1200 block of McCormick Street around 12:30 p.m. and approached the cashier with an item to purchase before displaying a black handgun and demanding all of the money from the register.
The cashier refused to comply, and the suspect fled on foot.
Then, about 10 minutes later, Denton police received a call from the Quick Track convenience store about a half-mile away in the 1700 block of Bernard Street. A suspect matching the description of the suspect in the earlier robbery (albeit in a different shirt and a baseball cap) entered the store and walked up to the cashier with an item before brandishing a black pistol and demanding money.
This time, the cashier complied, and the robber left the store in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, six feet tall, between 180 and 200 lbs., with multiple tattoos including a tear drop outside his left eye and stitches along the front of his neck. In the first offense, he wore a red and blue striped polo shirt, jeans and white shoes. In the second offense, he wore a gray polo shirt and a Texas Longhorns cap.
If you have any information regarding the suspect, contact Det. Conrad with the Denton police at 940.349.7993.