Investigation continues in string of robberies
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
WACO -- Police are looking for a suspect involved in yet another robbery Friday, adding to the list of at least seven this week. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. this morning in the parking lot of Cobie's Drive-In on Dutton avenue.
Investigations continue in a streak of robberies this week. Five convenience stores have been held up between Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday, police responded to a robbery at the Skinny's convenience store at 2429 Waco Drive.
The My Stop at 2508 N. Valley Mills was robbed Wednesday when a man showed the clerk a handgun and demanded cash. Thursday, there were two more. The first at the Food Mart on south 17th St., and last night police responded to two armed robberies on the street. That happened around 3:00 a.m. when police received report that a man had been robbed by three black males in a small green car near 25th and Cole in Waco. He told officers one suspect had a pistol and another had a rifle. A short time later, another citizen called to report he was robbed around 42nd and Austin by the same 3 subjects.
Three people are now behind bars tied to those crimes. Isabell and Young were booked into the McLennan County Jail on two counts of Aggravated Robbery and Engaging in Organized Crime. The juvenile was transported to the Bill Logue Juvenile detention center on the same charges.
Waco residents are now on high alert. Police say it's normal to see an increase in crime this time of year. Det. Steve Anderson with the Waco Police Department says there's no way to know when someone will commit a crime like a robbery, and with the holidays, people need to take extra precautions when it comes to their homes and cars.
Anyone with information on these cases should call Waco Police Department at 254-750-7500.