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Police search for armed robbers
Houston County Courier - November 2008
By Daphne Hereford
Crockett Police Department officers are searching for two suspects in the Tuesday, Oct. 28 armed robbery of Dairy Queen in the 800 block of South Fourth Street.
According to reports, CPD officers were dispatched to the scene at 8:52 p.m. and learned that two black males had fled on foot in the direction of Davy Crockett Memorial Park.
Witnesses reportedly told authorities one of the suspects was carrying a sawed-off-shotgun.
The suspects were reportedly wearing bandanas over the lower part of the faces and one was wearing sunglasses during the incident.
Witnesses told police that the suspects entered through the rear door of the store, which had been unlocked to take the trash out. Once inside the suspects reportedly forced an employee, at gunpoint, to open the cash register. The suspect then ordered the employees to lay on the floor.
The suspects absconded with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Houston County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers also responded to the call.
A CPD spokesperson said local law enforcement agencies are investigating the case and have some leads but as of press time Friday no arrests had been made.
Authorities urged anyone with information that may be relevant in the case to contact any law enforcement officer.