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May 28th, 2010
HCSO seeks help in March robbery case


The La Mexicana store on Goforth Road in Kyle was robbed at gunpoint on March 27. Hays County Sheriff’s Office photo.


Hays County Crime Stoppers is assisting the Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in solving an armed robbery that occured two months ago in Kyle.

At about 10:30 p.m. on March 27, the La Mexicana Store at 2790 Goforth Road in Kyle was robbed at gunpoint.  The victim told sheriff’s deputies that a masked male entered the La Mexicana Store holding a silver handgun, approached the checkout counter, pointed his gun at her and demanded, speaking only Spanish, that the victim give him all the money from the store safe.

Fearing for her life, the victim opened the safe and gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber then ran out of the store, to the west side of the store, and entered the driver side of a red four-door passenger car. As the red car drove from the store, the victim observed a late 2000 model Ford Explorer with dark tinted windows pulling away from the northeast corner of the store parking lot and following the red car. The HCSO presumes that the occupant of the Explorer was a lookout during the robbery. Both vehicles drove off rapidly, heading west on Goforth Road towards Interstate-35.

The gunman was described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet-11, of medium build, wearing a black mask, white T-shirt and blue jeans. The weapon was described as a silver handgun, approximately six to eight inches long. The masked gunman only spoke clear and correct Spanish. Sheriff’s investigators have no other leads in the armed robbery.

The HCSO asks anyone with information that could help solve the crime to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 324-TIPS (8477). If your information leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s), you will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. All calls are totally confidential and all callers will remain anonymous. You do not have to give your name and you will not have to testify in court.

Hays County Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 cash for information that helps law enforcement agencies solve felony crimes.

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