Three Abilene Convenience Stores Targeted by Armed Suspects Overnight

Police are searching for the suspects involved.

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Three Abilene convenience stores were targeted by suspects armed with a long gun early Friday morning, and police believe the incidents could be related. 

The first incident happened at a convenience store on the 3100 block of Oldham Lane just before 1:00 a.m. 

"An employee says a. . .male with a white bandana over his face, wearing a black hoodie and jeans, came into the store with a long gun, and demanded money," according to a press release from the Abilene Police Department. 

The suspect was able to flee the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police received a call from another convenience store on the 200 block of South Pioneer Drive just before 1:30 a.m. The clerk at this store reported seeing two males, one with a white bandana over his face and possibly holding a shotgun, inside the store, so the clerk says he locked himself in the back and called police. The suspects fled before officers arrived on scene.

A third clerk told police he saw two suspects, one wearing a white bandana and armed with a long gun, coming toward his store on the 4400 block of N. 10th Street around about 15 minutes after the incident on S. Pioneer Drive. The press release says this clerk "blocked entrance into the front door and did not let the two suspects inside". The suspects then fled once again when the clerk called police. 

Police believe the same suspects were involved in all three incidents, and the investigation is ongoing.

No arrests have been made, and the suspects have not been identified. 

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