Police investigating robberies at two convenience stores
Authorities in Haltom City are investigating after a pair of convenience store robberies left a clerk wounded.
Shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, a man went into the Mr. Convenience store in the 3600 block of Denton Highway and demanded money from the clerk. A struggle ensued when the man pulled out a firearm, and the clerk was shot once, police said.
A customer walked in, noticed the fight and reported to police that the man had left in a red BMW.
Officers tried to stop the BMW but lost sight of it during a short chase. North Richland Hills officers found the vehicle in their city, but no one was inside, police said. The clerk was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in unknown condition.
About five hours later, police were called to the Carson Food Mart in the 2500 block of Carson Street for another robbery.
Witnesses at that store said the robbers fled in a white Cadillac sedan, and police found a vehicle that matched that description. When officers tried to stop the Cadillac, the driver fled but lost control of the car in the 3800 block of Airport Freeway in Fort Worth.
Four people ran from the vehicle, and police arrested one of them on a charge of aggravated robbery. That suspect’s identity has not been released.
Police are working to determine whether the two robberies are connected.
Anyone with information may call Haltom City police at 817-222-7000.