Home Depot robber who threatened clerk with stun gun sought, SAPD says

Police: Man took out, activated Taser, lunged toward store clerk

SAN ANTONIO – Police are asking for the public's help in finding the man who recently robbed a Home Depot store and threatened a clerk with his stun gun.

The robbery happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday at the store at 611 Southwest Loop 410.

A store clerk told police she was at a register taking care of a customer when she saw the man carrying an item, a yellow Dewalt combo drill set valued at $259, SAPD said.

The clerk said she was suspicious of the man's action and as he was approaching she went around the cart the customer had and asked him if he was going to pay for the item, police said.

The man did not say anything but took out a stun gun, activated it and lunged toward the clerk with it, according to San Antonio's police report.

Police said the man then walked out of the store and took off in a green four-door 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier in an unknown direction.

The clerk told police she was "shook up" because this had never happened to her before, according to the report.

Police described the robber as a man between the ages of 35-40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a short-sleeved white shirt, a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone who can help identify the man or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP (7867). Police said Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the robbery.

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