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March 30th, 2017
Kyle police look for suspect in IHOP armed robbery


Kyle police are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened overnight at the IHOP restaurant in Kyle.

At about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, a man robbed customers and employees of IHOP at gunpoint then fled on foot to the south of the store, Chief Jeff Barnett said. No injuries were reported.

Barnett said witnesses described the suspect as a black male with a thin build and standing about five feet, 10 inches to six feet tall. He was wearing a black hoodie style sweatshirt with light colored sleeves, gray shorts, black socks and shoes, with a blue bandana to cover his face.

According to Trey Hatt, a spokesperson for the city of San Marcos, police here are also looking for information about a suspicious person who tried to enter a locked restaurant about 30 minutes before the Kyle incident occurred.

“San Marcos police officers were dispatched to the Wing Stop restaurant at 913 Hwy 80 at 11:45 p.m. to investigate reports of a suspicious person with a handgun,” Hatt said.

Witnesses told San Marcos police that a black male in a hoodie with light-colored sleeves approached the business and tried the door. When he found it locked, he passed in front of the business and then turned back. He tried the door again and brandished a small, silver-colored handgun in full view of the patrons still eating at the restaurant.

Hatt said witnesses say the suspect then ran off toward the direction of Interstate-35. Police units immediately searched the area and the area of Bugg Lane but found no suspects.

“Restaurant employees told police that they had locked the doors for the evening minutes before the man tried to enter,” Hatt said.

If anyone has information about this person, Kyle and San Marcos police are asking the public to call the non-emergency numbers for either department.

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