POSTED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:09pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:10pm
gladewater — An aggravated robbery occurred on Tuesday at around 9:16 pm at Lambert's liquor store located on Hwy 271 south of Gladewater.
Two men accosted the store owner as he locked up the store for the night. At least one of them showed a handgun and took the owner to the north side of the store, then tried to get him to open the store and get money. After the store owner didn't comply, they took his wallet and other items. The men then ran from the scene to the north and east of the store into a wooded area.
A perimeter was quickly formed using officers from Gladewater, Gregg County, and Texas DPS. The Texas DPS helicopter arrived to look for the suspects using FLIR. Kilgore Police K-9 officer arrived and the K-9 was used to track the suspects. Officers searched the area for some time and finally lost the track at MComic Rd. The suspects were not located and the investigation continues into the incident.
The store clerk suffered injuries, but was not taken to a hospital.
From Gladewater Police