11-18-05 - An armed robber in a cowboy hat tried to run but didn't get far in Van Alstyne. Police say 34-year-old Douglas Wayne Ratliff, Jr of Farmersville walked into the Shell gas station on Highway 75 around 9 last night
The clerk says he put a shotgun on the counter and demanded money.
He got away in a red Mustang, drove into Collin County, and then took off on foot.
About 7:30 this morning police got a report of a suspicious person in the area along Highway 75 between Melissa and Anna and took Ratliff into custody.
He is also suspected of stealing that red Mustang in a carjacking in Princeton, Texas earlier last night.
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