Crime Stoppers, Reno police seek help in identifying weekend robber of Reno convenience store

By CHARLES RICHARDS

eParisExtra!

Lamar County Crime Stoppers and the Reno Police Department are asking for help from the public in identifying a man who robbed the Reno Quick Stop convenience store last week.

A man described as Caucasian and 30 to 40 years old came into the store about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and brought a drink to the checkout stand.

“According to reports, while waiting for his change from the clerk, he jumped on top of the counter and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. After taking the cash, the male fled the store on foot,” said Curtis Garrett, public information officer for the Paris Police Department and a spokesman for Crime Stoppers.

The man was caught on store surveillance cameras. He was wearing a black or dark colored shirt, blue jeans, and a straw or tan gardening style hat. He was also described as having a medium build (5’7” and about 150-160 lbs).

If anyone has any information on this crime, they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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

  • By phone at (903)785-tips (8477)
  • 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.
  • By text message- by adding “tip120” in front of your message and sending it to “crimes” (274637).
  • And now smart phone users can submit a tip by downloading and using our new mobile app called TipSubmit. Visit our website for details.

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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.