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New details emerge in early-morning convenience store robberies

Posted at 6:16 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 22:53:32-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Police Department officers are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store and led them on a chase.

Police said it started when they first received a call to respond to an attempted robbery at the Stripes at S. Staples and Williams at 4:02 a.m.

“At some point, there was some kind of altercation where some rounds were fired and the suspect fled the scene,” said CCPD spokesman Travis Pace. "A little while later, we got a call to the 4200 block of South Staples at another convenience store where this time, the suspect went inside, brandished a weapon, obtained an undisclosed amount of money and, as he was exiting, fired a round.”

No injuries were reported.

After spotting what may have been the suspect's vehicle on the city's west side, a chase through neighborhoods and a freeway soon ensued.

Police said they eventually had to call it off to protect the public in the area.

“Ultimately, we terminated the pursuit at the area of SPID and Carroll Lane," Pace said. "That’s when the suspect vehicle went the wrong way on the access road, and into oncoming traffic, so at that point we terminated the pursuit.”

Pace said the vehicle in question is a silver, two-door Kia Sol. In both cases, the man suspected of the robberies wore a white hoodie with a mask.

“Hopefully, with the investigation and, possibly, with the help of the community, we’ll be able to get this individual into custody,” Pace said.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the robberies to call Crimestoppers at 888-TIPS.