An armed thief ran for his life from a southeast Texas convenience store after the clerk pulled out a gun and shot at the would-be robber.
Detectives with the Sugar Land Police Department outside of Houston released video this week of a man who walked into the WB Food Mart, displayed a handgun, and discharged a round into the ceiling.
The man then pointed the handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register.
The clerk grabbed a gun and the robber opened fire as the clerk shot back in self-defense, according to police.
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Police in Sugar Land, Texas, are looking for a robbery suspect who was chased out of a store by an armed clerk. (Sugar Land Police Department)
“The suspect fired a final round toward the clerk before running away,” the post said, adding that neither the suspect nor the clerk are believed to have been injured “largely due to a bullet-proof enclosure surrounding the register where the clerk was working.”
Security camera footage shows the suspect fleeing through the parking lot.
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Police in Sugar Land, Texas, are searching for a man in his 20s wearing black pants and a black hoodie. (Sugar Land Police)
Sugar Land Police said the suspect remains on the loose.
Police describe him as a Black man in his 20s wearing black pants, a black hoodie, a white T-shirt and a black face covering.
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WB Food Mart in Sugar Land, Texas (Google Earth)
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.
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