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Suspect sought in store robbery
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING – The search for a suspect in the aggravated robbery of the Dollar General Store in Coldspring continues this week, according to San Jacinto County Sheriff James Walters. “About 10:20 a.m. April 14, a black male, wearing a black hood over his head, entered the store and put a drill bit to the cashier’s throat demanding money from the register. He fl ed the scene on foot running in the direction of Hillside Terrace Apartments. It is unknown if the suspect remained on foot or ran to a waiting vehicle,” Walters said. Deputies and detectives combed the area searching for the suspect, but were not able to locate him. The suspect has a tattoo to the right side of the neck and tattoos under his eyes. Anyone with information about this case please call the sheriff’s department at 653-4367 or Crime Stoppers at 653-TIPS (8477). In separate cases, San Jacinto County Sheriff James Walters said citizens should be aware that a rash of burglaries is occurring in the county. “Some arrests have already been made, but the burglaries are continuing throughout the county,” Walters said. “I have stepped up patrols and surveillance of suspects around the county, but we can not be everywhere all the time,” he said. “I would urge neighbors to watch out for each other, make sure your houses and vehicles are locked and keep a record of serial numbers and description of guns and electronics and any other valuable items in the home,” Walters said. “Recent arrests have been of burglars living within this county, but we suspect that several suspects are coming in from surrounding areas,” he said. “Please be careful and report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s department immediately or call crime stoppers at 653-TIPS. With your help we can put and end to this plague upon our county,” Walters said.