A Man Robbed the Same Oak Cliff 7-Eleven Three Times in 27 Hours

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You'd think the clerk might have recognized the man as he waited in line at 7:30 Thursday morning. After all, he'd made memorable appearances at the same Ninth Street 7-Eleven twice in the previous 27 hours.

In the first, which happened just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday, the 200-pound Hispanic man walked into the store and ask for a pack of Marlboros. When the clerk turned, the suspect jumped over the counter and pulled out a long-bladed knife, ordering the worker to open the register and step back. He made off with $55 cash, plus the cigarettes.

He showed up again on the same day just before 5 p.m. He had a goatee, the clerk noticed, and was wearing a purple baseball cap, a black shirt with skulls on the back, and jeans. He brought a Monster energy drink to the counter and again asked for Marlboros, four packs this time. It was at this point that the clerk, a different one than had been working the morning shift, noticed the lit cigarette dangling from the customer's mouth and asked him to put it out.

The man threw the cigarette to the ground and walked behind the counter, pointing to the knife he had wrapped inside a yellow bag. He demanded the money from both of the store's registers, which totaled $200.

So it should have come as no surprise when the man's third visit turned out exactly the same way. He waited in line, walked behind the counter, flashed a knife and stole $80.

Multiple police arrived this time to work the scene and gather footage from the store's surveillance cameras. They are investigating.

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31 comments
MikeWestEast
MikeWestEast

Since he committed 3 separate crimes, does that mean he goes away for life on the third one?

dmtrousd
dmtrousd

Say what you will, the guy does have initiative. He's so dedicated to his craft he put in a third shift.

tony_jeppesen
tony_jeppesen

I would of beat the crap out of him. A knife so what?  that is all you got you broke dick crack head?

Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth Hart

welding a knife...and based on his weight we know he was handy with a fork too.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

If the knife was in the yellow bag the second time, why didn't the clerk grab something and knock him on the noggin.  No wonder he came back. 

Aaron J Eaton
Aaron J Eaton

he made $335 plus ciggarettes in 27 hours- that sucks- he could get a job and make about the same and not risk jail. They say crime doesn't pay- for this guy apparanlty it pays minimum wage

JohnWileyPrice
JohnWileyPrice

Yo ah know how hard it iz fo' you ta put chickn n` corn bread 'n waffles on yo' family you know das right!

Dfw Brutha
Dfw Brutha

the standby light on the Slurpee dispenser finally turned off during the 3rd 'visit'

Joy Henson
Joy Henson

Sounds like the clerk may be getting a kick back

Ann Barnes
Ann Barnes

I think you could call that a career

gabbahey
gabbahey

This is not new for this store, this is in my neighborhood, there are scumbags boosting things out of this store on a daily basis. The fact that they got robbed 3 times by the same dude in one 27 hour span does come as a bit of a surprise.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

that's why they call it 'convenience' store.

observist
observist

A five-foot 200-pound man should be very easy to remember.  Just think sphere.

tony_jeppesen
tony_jeppesen

@Elizabeth Hart that was funny we share the same humor love it

hilllbillle
hilllbillle

first clerk failed in his civic duty when he didn't shoot the theivin' dog. next 2 clerks were lucky they didn't  pay for the first's shirking of civic duty with their lives. trying to 'grab something and knock him in the head' could get a person killed with a knife. best to be better armed. if someone attempts to rob you, think of his next victim. then do your civic duty.

observist
observist

@Montemalone @observist I'm picturing him trying to leap over the counter.  And trying again.  And trying again.

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