Authorities Investigating Two Ector County Game Room Robberies

Authorities Investigating Two Ector County Game Room Robberies

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - The Ector County Sheriff's Office is investigating following two game room robberies on Tuesday.

The first robbery occurred in the 4800 block of Andrews Highway in reference to the robbery around 9:30 a.m.

When deputies arrived, they learned that a man entered the game room, walked around for a short time asking customers for money.

According to the report, the man then walked into the restroom, came back out and walked up to the desk with a small handgun wrapped in a blue bandana demanding money.

Authorities say the employee heard the man say, “we can do this the easy way or the hard way.”

The employee handed the man an undisclosed amount of money and the man fled the business walking southbound in the alley between Andrews Highway and East Avenue.

The man is described as being in his late 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 5’9” tall with an athletic build.

He was last seen wearing a black cap with Texas in large letters, a baggy dark jacket with an Eagles football team logo, blue jeans and tan lace up work boots. The man may also have scars or tattoos on his face.

The second robbery happened late Tuesday night at the New Game Room located in the 7700 block of West University.
Deputies were conducting a “walk through” of the business when the manager of the game room approached the deputies and said that he had been working the day before and was approached by a man and was asked for change for one of the machines.
A short time later, another Hispanic male, who officials believe came in with the other man, approached the manager, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded money.
The suspect in this robbery is described as being in his late 20’s to early 30’s with a mustache and a tattoo under his right eye. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, white shoes, a black baseball cap with the word Texas in white lettering and a black jacket with the letter “F” logo on it.
Surveillance video from both robberies will be reviewed.
Officials say the cases aren’t connected at this time.