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Law enforcement officials are searching for a masked man who allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store during the early morning hours Sunday.
According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the suspect entered the 7-Eleven convenience store in the 900 block of Willia just after 1 a.m. Sunday.
â€śOfficers responded to the store in reference to a robbery,â€ť Everett said. â€śContact was made with the clerk, who advised (the store had) just been robbed. He said a male subject came to the counter and told the clerk to give him all the money and he would not be hurt.â€ť
According to police reports, the suspect is described as tall and slender, between 6 feet, 4 inches and 6 feet, 5 inches and wearing all black clothing.
â€śThe suspect was also wearing a black hoodie and a black mask,â€ť Everett said. â€śThe clerk stated the suspects voice sounded like (that of) a white male. He never displayed a weapon but kept his right hand in the hoodie pocket, giving the clerk the impression he had a gun. The clerk complied and the suspect took the money and fled on foot, going north.â€ť
Everett said the suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported, according to police reports.
Everett said the public's help could make a difference in solving the crime.
â€śAnyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Big Spring Police Department at 432-264-2558 or Big Spring Area Crimestoppers at 432-263-TIPS (8477),â€ť he said. â€śYou will remain anonymous and no caller ID is ever used.â€ť
Calls which lead to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the robbery could receive a cash reward up to $1,000, according to Crimestoppers officials.