Odessa Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - One would-be robber in Odessa got more than he bargained in an attempted robbery late Thursday night.

The robbery happened at the Dollar Tree on east 42nd Street, around 9:30.

Police say a woman was approached by a man who asked for the time, then pulled out a gun and demanded cash.

Instead of money, he got pepper strayed.

We're told the man ran off and the woman called the cops.

Police set up a perimeter and searched the area, but couldn't find him.

Authorities are looking for a Hispanic man in his early 20's, 5'9", and 150 pounds.

He was last seen in a white baseball cap, blue shirt, and jeans.

If you have any information, call Police or Odessa Crime Stoppers.