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Alto man accused of robbing store with rake

Calvin Rushing. (Source: Angelina County Jail.) Calvin Rushing. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is charging an Alto man with aggravated robbery after he allegedly robbed a store using a rake early Sunday.

According to a press release, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Polk's near the Idlewood subdivision on US 69 North at 3:24 a.m. When they arrived, they learned a man came into the store with a towel wrapped around his head and threatened employees using rake-like instrument.

The suspect demanded money and ordered the employees to a back room of the store. The suspect then took cash from the register, beer and tobacco and left the store in a white Buick, according to the report.

Deputies and officers with Lufkin Police located and stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Calvin Lewis Rushing, 43, according to the report.

Rushing still had the towel and rake in the car, according to the report, and matched the description from the surveillance video.

Rushing has previous convictions of robbery, aggravated robbery, burglary and escape and was out on parole for a robbery conviction. The Texas State Board of Paroles has put a hold on Rushing in the Angelina County Jail.

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