Midland's Armed Robber may have struck again

by Michael Stafford
NewsWest 9

Midland Police are becoming very frustrated, but they know this suspect will eventually make a mistake, and that's what they're waiting for.

They believe it's the same man, because he not only fits the description, but he does the same thing in every case.

Thursday's armed robbery happened just after four when a hispanic man waited for all the customers to leave, then he walked up to the register with a pack of gum, then he calmly lifted his shirt and showed the cashier his gun which was tucked into his pants.

And on Thursday another possible clue, witnesses say they saw a gold colored 2007 Malibu parked outside, and he may have fled in that vehicle.

"We received a call of an armed robbery at the 7-11 at Midland Drive and Comanche.  We learned that a Hispanic male was inside the store, bought a small item and when the clerk opened the cash register, he pulled up his shirt displaying a firearm and demanded the money," Sgt. Ernest Wakefield, said.

"There's been a rash of robberies here in the last few weeks, any connection there to the other ones?" NewsWest 9 asked.

"It's possible it may be the same subject," Wakefield said.

That description once again, he's a hispanic man, about six feet tall with a medium build, and he's in his late 20's or early 30's.

On Thursday, he was wearing a dark ''hoody,' with a baseball cap, and had on blue jeans, and he may have left today's scene in a gold 2007 Malibu.

Those other four stores this man is accused of robbing include Payless Shoes, T.C.B.Y, Subway, and Kent Kwik.

There is a reward, so if you have any information on any of these cases, call Midland Police at 694-TIPS, and you will remain anonymous.