NACOGDCOHES, TX —
UPDATE (December 5th): Two Nacogdoches men are in custody in connection with a pair of armed robberies that occurred in Nacogdoches on November 25th.
Denzel Neal, age 19 and Christopher Elmore, age 20, both of Nacogdoches were arrested on December 1st by the Austin Texas Police Department on warrants from Nacogdoches for Aggravated Robbery.
Both are charged in the robbery of the Holiday Inn on South Street and the Shell Station at 1000 East Main.
Both robberies occurred on the night of November 25th, within an hour of each other. Charges are pending on the two for the November 18th burglary of a grocery store in the 100 block of Beall Street, where the building was forcibly entered and cigarettes were taken. The two men are suspects in several other crimes in East Texas, but have not been formally charged.
Nacogdoches Police Detectives identified the suspects from video tape footage from one of the robberies.
Warrants were obtained, and a tip to Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers led the investigation to Austin, where the two were arrested. NPD Detectives travelled to Austin yesterday and transported the two back to Nacogdoches, where they were placed in the county jail.
In addition to the NPD and Austin Police, Agents with the Texas DPS Criminal Law Enforcement Division, Region 7 Headquarters assisted in the investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY (November 26th): Nacogdoches Police need your help in solving two armed robberies that occurred late Sunday night.
The first robbery was reported at 10:52 p.m. at the store located at Main and University Drive. Two black male suspects entered the store and one produced a handgun. The robbers demanded the money. They escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.
The second robbery occurred at 11:40 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the 3800 block of South Street. Two black males entered the lobby and displayed a handgun to the desk clerk. The suspects then took an undetermined amount of cash from the drawer.
The suspects in the Holiday Inn robbery were also spotted at another store. No robbery occurred at this location, they were caught on camera.
It is possible that these two robberies are related. If you recognize the suspects in these photos, call CRIME STOPPERS at 560-INFO (4636).
All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name. If the information you give results in an arrest or grand jury indictment, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.
(Photos courtesy of Nacogdoches Police)