Ector Co. Sheriff's Office investigating 2 robberies, attempted robbery

Ector Co. Sheriff's Office investigating 2 robberies, attempted robbery
Surveillance photo of suspect at Stripes. (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - The Ector County Sheriff's Office is investigating two robberies along with an attempted robbery that occurred on early Tuesday morning.

We're told the first robbery took place around 3:30 a.m. at the Stripes convenience store located at 807 N. FM 1936.

The clerk told deputies that a Hispanic man, about 6' tall, 180 pounds  walked into the store, walked up to the counter and demanded that the clerk open the safe.

According to the report, the clerk told the man that she couldn't open the safe. That's when he started cursing, grabbed a carton containing 50 lighters and left the store.

Then about an hour later, deputies responded to an attempted robbery at the 7-11, located at 6013 W. University Blvd.

We're told the same situation happened, a Hispanic man walked into the store, tells the clerk to open the safe and the clerk said she can't open it. Then the man leaves the store with nothing.

Then around 6 a.m. Tuesday, a person was in his vehicle in the turning lane at 16th St. and Redondo Ave. when a man approached his vehicle, opened the door and the driver stated the man had his hand covered in a rag that appeared to possibly be a gun.

We're told the driver gave the name is money and the suspect fled the scene.

Authorities said the man is 6' tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black basketball short, black tennis shoes and wearing a black rag covering his face.

No weapons were ever seen during any of the robberies.

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