From Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers
LUFKIN, TEXAS (News Release) - Crime Stoppers needs assistance identifying a man who robbed Lucky's convenience store on North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.
The crime occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday, June 12, and cameras at the store captured video of the masked, gun-toting robber.
The video is posted at www.facebook.com/DETCS and shows that the man came to the store on foot from the area of Pioneer Crossing Apartments.
For several minutes he waited beside the building, hiding each time vehicle passed by on the Loop. Although his face was hidden by a mask, he uncovered it for a brief moment before entering the store. The image is blurry but someone will recognize him.
He entered the store with a pistol in his hand, threatened the clerk and customers, and demanded money from the cash register.
The clerk complied with his demands but the man was agitated and impatient. So much so that he shoved a lottery ticket display into the clerk, causing the display to hit her face and knock over the cash register touch screen.
The robber got a small amount of money and fled the store, headed back toward the apartment complex. He was inside the store for only 60 second but this video will be around until someone identifies him. If the robber's identity comes through an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, it might be eligible for a reward.
If you can solve this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.DETCS.tips.
Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and the first, most accurate tip that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.