According to police, the man displayed a gun, and ran off with the employee's purse and a bank deposit bag. The purse was found behind the store, but the bank bag was missing. The man is described as Hispanic, about 5' 7" tall, and about 250 pounds. He was wearing a red hoodie and dark pants, and had a tattoo on his neck. The employee was not physically injured.
Abilene police are also investigating a similar robbery that occurred on Thursday, December 19. In that incident, a man pointed an unknown object in a woman's back outside of the Dollar General store in the 600 block of S. Leggett Dr. The suspect ran off with a bank bag containing an unknown amount of money.
Police are not sure if the two robberies are related. Detectives are asking anyone with information on either robbery to call the Abilene Police Department at 325-673-8331, or Abilene Crime Stoppers at 325-676-TIPS (8477).