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February 18th, 2011
Women robbed at knifepoint in Hopkins, Aquarena area


Investigators are seeking suspects they believe robbed two women at knifepoint in separate incidents this month in San Marcos.

In the first robbery, a woman was accosted as she sat down in the driver’s seat of her parked vehicle after shopping at Walgreens in the 600 block of E. Hopkins Street. A white man grabbed the door and lodged himself between the door and the car, preventing the woman from closing it, San Marcos police say. A second suspect, a woman, then appeared, showed a large knife under her jacket and demanded $5, which they were given. The suspects then ran north along the Union Pacific railroad tracks toward the Texas State University baseball complex, authorities say.

The male suspect is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, short brown hair and about 40-years-old, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. His clothing was very dingy and he had a very weathered physical appearance, the witness reported. The female suspect is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, shoulder-length dark brown hair, also about 40 years old. She was also wearing a dingy black jacket and had a very weathered physical appearance, police say.

Three days later, a second armed robbery took place nearby in the 1600 block of Aquarena Springs Drive next to building No. 1 at the Shalamar Apartments. At about 10 p.m. Feb. 12, a woman had just parked her car in the parking lot near building no. 1 in the Shalamar apartments.

An assailant approached, ordered the victim to give him her purse and pulled a large hunting knife from his hoodie when she refused. He grabbed the purse and fled through the parking lot in an unknown direction, police say.

Authorities said the second robbery victim described a male suspect almost identically as in the first robbery.

Hays County Crime Stoppers asked anyone with information about the crime to contact them at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477). Information that leads to an arrest and indictment will be rewarded with $1,000, authorities say. Callers can remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers says.

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