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SWAT called as Waco police investigate robbery

Waco police said two people were in custody after a convenience store was robbed.
Credit: Maria Aguilera
Waco police near scene of robbery on 2/22/21

WACO, Texas — Waco police said a convenience store at 701 Lake Air Dr. was robbed Monday morning.

Bynum said this robbery was the ninth one in the last several weeks between the gas station at 701 Lake Air Dr. and one at 616 Lake Air. Dr.

Bynum said police did not know what connection the two people in custody had with the other robberies.

After the robbery, Bynum said a SWAT team was called to the nearby Tennyson Apartments where they searched an apartment they thought was connected to the robberies. Bynum said no one was inside.

The Waco PD later released a statement that said eventually, three total people were taken into custody. Still, no one has been charged.

After they were detained and taken for further questioning, all three have been released at this time, but are still listed as persons of interest for not only Monday's robbery but also previous robberies that have occurred. 

As for the activation of the Waco PD SWAT Team, all three individuals were located inside of an apartment close to the area. The focus of the apartment was to detain all people inside and then conduct a search warrant in the apartment, which is believed to be connected to the robberies as well, according to the Waco PD.

At this time, no suspect or persons of interest have been arrested or charged with anything regarding Monday's events. Investigators are still working to piece together evidence in reference to these violent crimes, according to the Waco PD.

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