VIDEO: Man may have robbed two Central Texas area motels

Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 21:48:13-04

Police released surveillance video of a man they believe was involved in two separate armed robberies of Motel 6 in Central Texas.

Bellmead Police said the suspect entered the Motel 6 lobby at 10 a.m. with a semi-automatic handgun and his face covered with a bandana.

The man escaped from the motel with almost $200 in cash.  Officers set up a perimeter around a field adjacent to the area after learning the man fled over a fence into an open field.

Several agencies were called in to help with the search. McLennan County Sheriff’s Office dispatched a helicopter, TSTC sent a K-9 unit and La Vega ISD Police, and Lacy Lakeview Police department set up a perimeter in the area.

In a release, Bellmead Police said they believe that the suspect may have been involved in an early Aggravated Robbery in Temple.

According to Temple Police, a man pulled a gun out in the lobby of the Motel 6 on 1610 West Nugent Ave. in Temple.

The man demanded cash before running away from the scene.

Police are asking that anyone with information on either robbery call contact officials.

Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or Bell County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-TIPS (local 254-526-TIPS) callers can remain anonymous.

The Bellmead Police Department asks that anyone who has information on this case please contact Detective Kroeker at 254-799-0251. 

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