Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gas station robbery

Anyone knows anything please contact the NBPD Criminal Investigation Division.


You can probably stay anonymous.

Police investigate midnight robbery
By Chris Cobb: The Herald-Zeitung

New Braunfels Police were trying to identify suspects Tuesday after a man forced his way into a gas station office and stole an unknown amount of cash and checks.

The owner of the Fast Way Food Mart said a black male covered in a sweater or a towel barged into the location at 1412 E. Common Street just after midnight during a shift change. He ordered clerks to open the door to the office and stole money and cash lying on the counter. No one was injured.

Store owner Robert Grudle said the entire incident took about 40 seconds.

Grudle said threats made by the perpetrator indicated he was armed, but police said no weapons were reported as being used or shown. Three store clerks were on duty at the time. NBPD Sgt. Mike Penshorn said the suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, with a large build.

The Fast Way was the target of another robbery a year ago, according to Grudle, and the suspect was caught and sent to jail.

Tuesday’s marks the second robbery in New Braunfels in just over a week, although police say they don’t have any evidence linking it with the July 22 incident at the Travel Centers of America Truck Stop on Interstate 35.

“Nothing would lead us to believe it was connected to any previous robberies in the past several months,” Penshorn said.