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April 1st, 2010
Crime Stoppers looks for help in outlet mall robbery

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San Marcos police are looking for help solving an armed robbery at Prime Outlet Mall in August 2009. File photo.

STAFF REPORT

Hays County Crime Stoppers is assisting the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) in solving an armed robbery from last August.

At approximately 11:10 p.m. on August 15, 2009, the armed robbery took place in the parking lot at Prime Outlet Mall in San Marcos, near the Agaci Store (3939 Interstate-35, Suite 213). The store manager and another employee were robbed at gunpoint by a 19- or 20-year old white male as they approached the manager’s vehicle.

Police say the robber had a thin build and wore a beanie with a dark or black short-sleeved shirt and baggy denim pants. Neither the manager nor employee could see the robber’s eyes or hair because the beanie covered most of his forehead.

After robbing the manager of a white money bag with the daily store deposit, and taking employee’s of purse, the robber ran into the wooded area behind Prime Outlet Mall. The manager and the employee both described the weapon as a black handgun.

A few days after the robbery, an older couple went to the employee’s residence returned her purse. The older couple told the employee that they found the purse scattered on the side of a road in the area of the Rancho Vista subdivision, near the Town of Redwood, which borders southeastern Hays County and northwestern Guadalupe County. SMPD investigators have exhausted all their leads in this case and need help to identifying the armed robber.

Anyone with information that could help SMPD solve the felony crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 324-TIPS (8477). Those whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s) will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Officials say all calls are totally confidential and all callers will remain anonymous. Informants are not required to give their names or testify in court.

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