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Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Police warn of ‘bank jugging’ in San Marcos, New Braunfels

San Marcos Police Department is releasing surveillance video of a “bank jugging” crime following three incidents that occurred in March.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

San Marcos police seek help identifying suspects in weekend pizza shop robberies

San Marcos police are distributing a set of surveillance photos that they hope will help identify suspects in two pizza shop robberies this weekend.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Student robbed at gunpoint at Texas State’s Bobcat Village apartments

Texas State University and San Marcos police are looking for four men who robbed a student at gunpoint at the on-campus Bobcat Village apartments, 1301 Aquarena Springs Drive.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Man accused of robbing fast food joints in 3-city spree

A Houston man is charged with using a stun gun to rob three fast food restaurants and a coffee shop along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels on Monday.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Three people robbed in Plucker’s parking lot

The San Marcos Police Department is asking the public for help identifying a suspect accused of robbing three people in the parking lot of a local restaurant on Thursday night.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Harrowing video shows smoke shop clerk in fierce fight for his life

About a minute of security camera footage released by police captures the intense life-and-death struggle between an employee of a North Campus area smoke shop and an armed robber. During the brawl, the clerk, 25-year-old Patrick William...

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Shopkeeper shot during attempted robbery at N. LBJ Drive smoke shop

UPDATED | Patrick William Reilly, 25, shot while struggling with a would-be robber at the Gotta Habit store across Sessom Drive from Texas State University.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Crime Stoppers seeks man who robbed downtown shop

Police investigators say they have exhausted all their leads five months after a customer chatted up a downtown store clerk then threatened her with a gun, grabbed cash out of the register and ran.

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Cops snag suspect in summertime string of armed robberies

San Marcos police investigators this week arrested a man they believe pulled a series of armed robberies across town during a nine-week period starting on July 4.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Man gets 30 years for convenience store robbery

A 39-year-old Kyle man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday for robbing a San Marcos store in March, officials say.

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