Robbery Suspect Arrested

Lufkin Police arrested Lee Thomas after they say he robbed a convenience store on Timberland Drive in Lufkin.  It happened Thursday evening when, authorities say, Thomas walked into the store and demanded money.

He left before police arrived, but witnesses followed him. He was arrested within an hour of the robbery.  Police say they made the arrest when Thomas tried to get away in his car, but failed because the keys were locked inside the running car.