Detectives obtain more surveillance footage from armed robbery; suspect still on the loose.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


A man Stephenville police call “armed and dangerous” is still on the loose several days after walking into Wrangler’s convenience store and robbing the clerk at gunpoint.


“Our detectives are working hard on the case,” Lt. James Gresham told Beneath the Surface News. “They obtained additional surveillance video from homes and businesses around the area and we appreciate the cooperation.”

The new footage shows that the suspect - an older, short, black male – was driving a dark-colored sedan that he parked a couple of blocks away from the convenience store.


“The clerk was closing and preparing to leave the store when the suspect walked up, displayed a gun and forced the clerk back inside,” Gresham said. “He made (the clerk) open the cash register, then took the money and left. It was very quick.”

The robbery happened about 10 p.m. Sunday at Wrangler’s located on Lingleville Road.


Gresham is asking the public for help identifying the suspect.


“He appeared to be someone who was cool, calm and collected,” Gresham said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 254-918-1273 or Erath County Crime Stoppers at 254-965-2274.