UPDATED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:42pm
Temple, TX — The Temple Police Department is investigating two robberies, that appear to be similar in nature.
"We did notice that the suspect descriptions and the characteristics were similar. At this time, though, we're not prepared to say that they are definitely related. It is an avenue of investigation that we are looking into," said Christopher Wilcox, Temple Police Department spokesman.
One robbery occurred during the night on Monday, January 14.
According to the police report, officers responded to a call at 10:30 p.m. from the Shell gas station, located at 2512 South 5th Street. The victim reported that while cleaning the store, three males entered and were displaying handguns. One suspect demanded the clerk give him the money from the cash register. Upon receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled the scene , headed west, on foot. There were no injuries. The case is active and under investigation
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect #1: black male, appx. 6’00”- White hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black mask
Suspect #2: black male appx. 5’11” – White hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white mask
Suspect #3: white or Hispanic male - Black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white mask
Another robbery occured about four hours later, around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15.
Police report that at 2:31 a.m., officers responded to a robbery report at What-A-Burger, located at 115 North General Bruce Drive. The victim reported that three suspect entered the store, displayed handguns, and demanded money. The suspects ordered the employees onto the ground and made the on-duty manager open the registers. The suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. There were no injuries and the case is active and under investigation.
The suspects in the robbery are described as follows:
Suspect #1: black male Blue and white hooded sweatshirt, black mask
Suspect #2: black male grey hooded sweatshirt, black mask
Suspect #3: white or Hispanic male black shirt, black pants, white mask
Anyone with information about either offense is requested to contact the Temple Police Department at (254) 298-5500