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Suspect Brandishes Rifle, Aims At Store Clerk


By Lynda Jones

Security video footage shows two suspects entering the S&S Express gas station Wednesday night, Feb. 15, at approximately 11 p.m. The Crockett Police Department released the video clip and two still photos Thursday afternoon, Feb. 16, as the CPD reached out to the public for assistance in identifying and locating the suspects. The suspects are described as black males, possibly 18- 25 years of age, 5'8"-6'3", and weighing approximately 160- 180 lbs., Lt. Clayton Smith stated. The photos show the two suspects dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered in such a way that only their eyes were visible. "The first suspect through the door was brandishing a long gun (rifle) and immediately pointed it at the clerk and is also believed to have been wearing blue Nike tennis shoes," Smith stated. "The second suspect through the door was carrying a blue and white Adidas backpack. The backpack is believed to have the number 15 stitched on the front along with possibly a name," according to Smith's report. Once both suspects were inside the store, they went behind the counter and ordered the clerk to open the cash register, Smith reported. "After gathering an undisclosed amount of money, both suspects left the store and fled on foot heading south out of the store parking lot," Smith stated. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crockett Police Department at 936-544-2021 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS. View security video on Houston County Courier Facebook page.


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