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Robbery suspect apologizes to sales associates before stealing clothing

Incident occurred June 12 at Rue-21 in 4200 block of S. New Braunfels Ave

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department and Crime Stoppers want the public’s assistance in tracking down the person responsible for an aggravated robbery.

The robbery occurred June 12 just before 7 p.m. at a Rue-21 department store in the 4200 block of South New Braunfels Avenue.

According to police, the suspect entered the store and greeted two sales associates by saying, "How are you ladies?"

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The suspect then said "Sorry about this ladies," and proceeded to take clothing off a display table and attempted to leave without paying.

One of the associates became aware of what was happening and ran to the door and locked it. A struggle ensued, police said, and the suspect pushed the sales associate to the ground before unlocking the door and fleeing.

As a result of the struggle, the associate sustained scratches, swelling and pain.

Anyone with any knowledge of the robbery is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224-STOP.

Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637) or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.


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