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Man arrested for trying to steal cash register

May 10, 2012

A Big Spring man was arrested early this morning on a charge of robbery after investigators say he tried to steal a cash register from a convenience store on the city's north side.

Randy Joe Hurrington, 51, was booked into the county detention center by the Big Spring Police Department on a charge of robbery, according to law enforcement officials.

“The suspect entered the Stripes convenience store on the Lamesa Highway at approximately 3 a.m. this morning,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for the BSPD, said. “He tried to steal the cash register. The clerk fought with him and the suspect was unable to get the register out the door and left the store on foot.”

According to Everett, police officers located Hurrington near the convenience store moments later.

“He was taken into custody,” Everett said. “There were no injuries reported as a result of the arrest.”

Hurrington was booked into the Howard County Detention Center, where he was awaiting arraignment this morning.

This isn't the first time Hurrington has faced robbery charges, however.
He was indicted in February 2011 by a Howard County grand jury on a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. However, a motion to dismiss the case was granted in August.

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