Swaim Hardware robbery on Jan. 18 is Crime Stoppers’ crime of the week

crime-stoppersOn Jan. 18, an unknown black male entered Swaim Hardware and inquired about two handguns in the display case.

As the clerk retrieved the second gun from the display case, the unknown male produced a handgun of his own and fled from the scene with the two handguns from the display case.

The suspect was described as a black male in his mid 20’s, 6 foot tall, about 150 lbs., wearing a yellow hat, brown jacket, sagging blue jeans, and black shoes.

If the information that you give leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 and you will remain anonymous.

Persons with information about this, or any other felony crime can contact Crime Stoppers four different ways, 24 hours a day- 7 days a week and remain anonymous:

  1. By phone at (903)785-tips (8477).
  2. By going online and logging onto www.785-tips.com and submitting a tip there. Persons can also get more information about other featured crimes.
  3. By text message- send your message to “crimes” (274637) and by adding “tip120” in front of your message.
  4. And now, smart phone users can submit a tip by downloading and using our new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit our website for details.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra

 

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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.