Convenience store robbed at gunpoint
Jan. 3, 2012 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 2, 2012 at 7:03 p.m.
A masked man robbed a cashier at gunpoint at the Diamond Mini Mart, 3602 Houston Highway, about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.
No customers were in the store when the man entered and demanded money from the clerk, pointing a handgun in his direction, said Lt. Jason Cross of the Victoria Police Department.
No injuries were reported.
The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, attempted to take the money till but couldn't free it from the register, Cross said.
He grabbed a stack of $20 bills, estimated to be a few hundred dollars, and ran north from the store.
The clerk chased him, yelling for help, Cross said. Police are searching for the suspect, but identified him only as a white man.
"We have some video that the detectives are going to be revealing, and hopefully we'll have an even more detailed description and some pictures out soon," Cross said.
A worker in the store Tuesday night declined to talk about the robbery.