An East Montgomery County convenience store was the scene of an armed robbery in the early hours of Thursday.
Based on law enforcement radio communications, around 2:40 a.m., four black men wearing masks, hoodies and sweatpants entered the Valero Corner Store in the 2100 block FM 1314 at Timberland, where three of them displayed handguns as they forced the clerk to give them cash. The group then fled from the store in a pickup that was described as a 2013 gray Chevy Silverado extended cab, with standard factory options, and nothing added that would make it stand out.
The bandits were initially thought by the reportee, presumably the store clerk or someone the clerk contacted, to have abandoned a black 4-door Dodge Ram pickup in front of the store, with the doors left open. This seemed to cause some confusion for responding officers who didn’t see a pickup in front of the store. Apparently, the reportee was unaware the black pickup left the store, and an hour later, it is unclear whether the gray pickup was taken at all, because it was not part of the countywide ATL, or “attempt to locate” dispatched an hour after the robbery, when responding officers had viewed the store’s security video and done their preliminary investigation.
At 3:45 a.m. dispatchers broadcast the countywide ATL as five to six black males, considered armed and dangerous, in a 4-door, mid to late 2000’s, black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with chrome factory rims. They were unable to provide the license plate or the direction of travel.
No additional information is available at this time. The story will be updated when more details are released or other developments occur.
Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.