Two Cricket Stores Robbed In Valley: Store Clerk Speaks Out

POSTED: Monday, February 2, 2009 - 7:25pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Two wireless phone stores here in the Valley, are robbed within days of each other.
In the latest robbery, police say the man did not go in empty handed -- he was armed.
San Benito Police say, the "Cricket" store on Sam Houston was robbed on Thursday.
The suspect took off with 100 bucks and had no weapon.
Then on Saturday, Harlingen Police say, the Cricket Crook struck again, this time, threatening store clerks with a knife, and taking off with one thousand dollars.
It happened at the cricket store on dixieland.
Store clerks say, a hispanic male in his twenties, wearing a dark cap, sunglasses, and a dark grey hoodie, came in, and disrupted their work place.
We were in shock, we seriously thought he was joking, but when he took a knife on us he went towards us, we backed off opened the register, he started screaming at us, so i opened the register, he reached over and grabbed the money, and then left.
Cricket sales representative, David Marez says, it was a scary experience for him and his co-worker, Myra.
Now, they're hoping police catch this guy, so he won't strike again.
Here's a computer-generated sketch of the suspect from the San Benito Police Department.
officers say, he's about 5 foot 11 inches, weighs about 150 pounds, and has a mustache.
Harlingen Police say, there's a high possibility this is the same suspect they are looking for too.
If you have any tips, which could lead to an arrest.
Call San Benito Police Department at 956-361-3880.
956-361-3880 San Benito Police
Or the Harlingen Crime Stoppers line at 956-425-T-I-P-S.

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