Lubbock Man Pulls Gun, Thwarts Armed Robber

Published 03/27 2014 02:54PM

Updated 03/27 2014 05:17PM

Image from screen capture of surveillance video released by Lubbock Police
Image from screen capture of surveillance video released by Lubbock Police
LUBBOCK, TX -- Lubbock police on Thursday asked for the public’s help on two aggravated robbery cases. In one instance a would-be victim pulled a gun and thwarted the robbery.

The first was March 22 at 3:59 am. Police said a Black man entered the 7-Eleven, 3802 34th Street, with “a gun handle protruding from his hooded pocket,” and demanded money along with a carton of Newport 100’s cigarettes.

“The suspect dressed in all back except for gray colored shoes,” a police statement said.

The second robbery was March 24 at 10:14 pm. Police said a Black man wearing a hooded jacket and all black clothing tried to rob three individuals outside Market Street, 3405 50th Street, at gunpoint. In the second robbery the suspect was further described as 5’7” – 5’8” tall, and 160 – 180 pounds.

In that second robbery a 69-year-old man “drew his weapon and commanded [the suspect] to drop his gun.” The suspect then ran away.

Late Thursday afternoon United Family Stores (the parent company of Market Street) said the man who pulled his weapon against the suspect was a security guard.

Those with information on either robbery are asked to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.

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