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Heights armed robber still at large

Robbery second in three months at a Heights business

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500 E. Farm-to-Market 2410 Harker Heights TX

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 3:12 pm | Updated: 3:29 pm, Wed Jul 24, 2013.

HARKER HEIGHTS – Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a Harker Heights drug store on 400 block of East Farm-to-Market 2410 Monday night.

At about 11:10 p.m. Monday, an unknown subject walked into the Walgreens, produced a black handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the store, a news release stated. No one was injured.

Last seen in the 400 block of East FM 2410, the suspect fled on foot wearing a white mask, a dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, khakis, dark sunglasses and gloves.

Because the suspect was heavily clothed, police do not have a description of gender, race or other characteristics, said Sgt. Roosevelt Wilson, Harker Heights Police Department spokesperson.

The last reported Heights armed robbery happened at the night of May 16, when a masked, gloved suspect wearing a jumpsuit used a handgun to steal almost $800 cash from Black Meg 43 in the 500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.

Wilson declined to speculate about a possible connection between the robberies as both investigations continue.

Armed robberies are rare in Harker Heights, which averages fewer than five per year, Wilson said.

More criminals are using masks to avoid detection, he said.

“They’re getting a little smarter,” Wilson said. “The masks were usually bought…for motorcycle riders to protect their face. But as you can see, people have found another way to use them.”

Walgreens employees could not be reached for comment.

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