Police investigate smoke shop robbery

Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 12:30:55-04

A man attempted to rob the One Stop Smoke Shop on the 1900 block of JJ Flewellen Rd. Monday night.

The man entered the smoke shop wearing a black hoodie, mask and gloves.

Waco Police said the clerk was outside the store at the time, so the suspect threatened a customer with a handgun.

He forced the customer to take three packs of cigarettes.

The man tried to make the customer take money from the register, but the customer could not open the register.

The man fled on foot.

Waco Police said this robbery was similar to other robberies recently, and they are investigating to see if they are connected.

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