SHERMAN, TX -- A local grocery store was robbed for the second time in two months Sunday morning. Now Sherman Police are looking for a suspect.
Sherman Police say the suspect waited outside the Albertson’s on Taylor Street as employees arrived for work Sunday morning.
They say he approached each worker, showing a handgun and demanding to be let into the store, but none of them had keys. He held each employee at gunpoint until one arrived with a key.
Police say that's when he forced the employee to let him in. He stole cash from the store and then ran off.
A K-9 officer tracked his scent to Crockett Street before losing the trail.
"It wasn't necessarily a hostage situation, but they weren't free to go. It was just a matter of moments before someone was able to open the door," Sherman Police Sgt. Bruce Dawsey said.
Here’s a description of the suspect:
-Lighter-skinned black man
-Late 20's to early 30's
-Wearing all black clothing
-Armed with small pistol
On December 15th of last year, Sherman Police reported a man walking into the same Alberton's store with a semi-automatic handgun. He demanded money from the checker, and then attempted to shoot an employee, but the gun did not discharge.
The suspect escaped, but police are not confirming if the two incidents are related.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Sherman Police Department at 903-892-7290.