Palestine Police investigating robbery

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Palestine Police Department are investigating a robbery that happened Tuesday morning around 8 a.m. at Blow Vapor Zone.  

The victim reported to officers that while she was working at the business, the robber entered the office where she was sitting and displayed a handgun. The victim stated the suspect ordered her to give him the money.

The victim reported that she complied with the orders and gave the armed suspect the money she had. The man led her to the bathroom at gunpoint then locked her in the bathroom, where she stayed for approximately  20 minutes before calling Police.

The victim stated that she was the only person inside of the business during the robbery. The thief left the location with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 5’8”-5’11” and a medium build. The suspect was last seen wearing a red shirt, black pants and black “do-rag”. The suspect was also reported as having both arms and hands sleeved with tattoos.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Mark Harcrow at (903)731-8422 or Crimestoppers at 903-729-8477.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously by texting PALPD, then the tip, to 847411.

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