Lufkin PD investigating robbery at Kurth Drive Family Dollar

Lufkin PD investigating robbery at Kurth Drive Family Dollar

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police officers are investigating an alleged robbery that occurred at the Family Dollar store on Kurth Drive Tuesday afternoon.

According to Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department, the robbery occurred at about 3:39 p.m. Tuesday.

A clerk told police that she was working inside the Family Dollar store when a man approached her and told her to open the cash register, the report stated.

"She said he told her to hurry up because he had something for her, but she never actually saw a gun," Pebsworth said. "She opened both registers as he told her to do before locking herself inside the office and calling 911. The suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the store."

The report stated that the clerk described the suspect as a black man possibly in his early 20s who is about 6 feet tall and slender. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing gray gym shorts, a black long-sleeve shirt with a large graphic on the front, a baseball cap, tall white socks, and low-top Chuck Taylor shoes.

According to the report, the man used a camouflage rag to cover his face and was wearing latex gloves at the time of the robbery.

"A witness on Culverhouse Street reported seeing a man matching the suspect description come running down the street, place something in a trash can and continue on south," Pebsworth said. "An officer checked the trash can in question and found two latex gloves that were placed into evidence."

The incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Lufkin Police Department's non-emergency number at (936) 633-0356. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous, should call Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS.

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