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Robbery suspect sought by police
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TRINITY – A robbery suspect who held up a Trinity convenience store around midnight Sunday night narrowly escaped being caught in the act. According to Trinity Police Sgt. Randy Wheeler, a masked man walked up to the pay window of the Trinity Valero store at the corner of Robb and Madison streets late Sunday, Jan. 20. "We're not sure right now if he had a gun or not, but the clerk told us she thought he did," Wheeler said, adding investigators were awaiting the video surveillance tapes of the incident. He said the man demanded cash and the clerk gave him a small amount. "As it happened, Officer Travis Bryan pulled into the station, drove around to the back to go through the drive-thru while this was happening," Wheeler said. Officers believe that when the bandit saw the police car pulling around the station, he fled on foot. "As soon as (Bryan) pulled up to the store's drive-thru window, the clerk told him what had happened and he was able to chase the suspect about a block south on Robb (Highway 19) but lost him around the Super Z Store," Wheeler said. Bryan was quickly joined by two deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff's Department and they searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect was described as a six-foot tall Black male wearing a camouflaged "hoodie" jacket.