A man who robbed a convenience store in Seguin helped to put police on his own trail, by dropping some of the stolen money and other evidence.
Seguin police began investigating the case shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
Sgt. James Springer said he was called to Diess Parkview Market, in the 3000 block of Stockdale Highway, after a man brandishing a gun threatened a worker and stole cash from the register.
The robbery happened while Adrian Flores and his wife, Gemma Maciel, were preparing to open the business for the day.
The couple runs a Mexican food stand inside the store.
Flores, who speaks only Spanish, said he saw the gun right away when the robber entered the store.
He said he feared for his life, and just did what the gunman demanded — open the cash registers and stand back.
The whole incident was captured by surveillance cameras.
The criminal is seen dressed in black from head to toe, first waving the gun, then grabbing cash from the open registers.
The robber runs out through the front door and down the street.
However, after just a few minutes, he returns and appears to be looking for something in the parking lot.
Springer said detectives later recovered a piece of evidence that the robber dropped.
He said they also found some of the stolen money on a street about 100 yards south of the business.
“He left me a little bit of a trail, yes,” Springer said. “We’re hoping that maybe somebody saw this gentleman running, and maybe even some people on their commute to work maybe found a dollar bill lying on the side of the road.”
That, however, is where the robber’s trail ends.
Springer said he’s hoping the public might help and lead detectives the rest of the way toward finding a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call either the Seguin Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at (830) 303-8477 (TIPS).