PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Police in Port Arthur are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Monday morning.
Officers were sent to a Shell gas station in the 2500 block of Memorial Blvd just after 5 a.m. after the robbery was reported according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.
A masked man wearing all-black entered the store brandishing a weapon, threatened the clerk and demanded money police said.
The man ran from the store with an unknown amount of cash the release said.
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From a Port Arthur Police Department news release…
On 1/6/2020 at approximately 5:03 am, Officers responded to 2549 Memorial Blvd. at the Shell gas station in reference to an armed robbery.
Officers determined that a male wearing all black and a mask entered the business with a weapon and threatened the clerk, demanding money.
An undetermined amount of cash was taken and the suspect fled on foot from the business.
This case is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Department.