San Antonio, Balcones Heights police investigating string of overnight robberies at convenience stores

Police investigating if vehicle with gun in it is linked to latest robbery

San Antonio and Balcones Heights police are investigating a string of overnight robberies that happened at convenience stores on the Northwest Side.
San Antonio and Balcones Heights police are investigating a string of overnight robberies that happened at convenience stores on the Northwest Side.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio and Balcones Heights police are investigating a string of overnight robberies that happened at convenience stores on the Northwest Side.

The latest robbery happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at a 7-Eleven in the 9400 block of Bandera Road, near Braun Road.

According to an SAPD sergeant at the scene, a man walked into the store while the clerk was making coffee, pointed a gun at her and demanded money.

The man fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

SAPD said they found a vehicle with a gun in the front seat in a nearby church parking lot. Officers are investigating if the vehicle is related to that incident and the robberies of two other stores hours before.

Just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, a 7-Eleven in the 4900 block of Fredericksburg Road was robbed by a man who pulled a gun on the clerk, police said. The man fled with an unknown amount of cash.

A Circle K in the 3900 block of Fredericksburg Road was robbed around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday in the same fashion, according to Balcones Heights police.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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