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Longview convenience store robbery suspect in custody

Bret Andrew Jones. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail. Bret Andrew Jones. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.

UPDATE: On Tuesday night, officers arrested Bret Andrew Jones, 26, of Longview for the robbery of the E-Z mart on South High Street.


Released by the Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - On January 24, 2012 at 11:31 p.m. Officers responded to a Robbery Just Occurred at the EZ Mart located at 1801 South High Street.  When officers arrived the victim told them he had been robbed by a man with a pocket knife.  The store clerk said the man had come into the store just prior to the robbery and asked to use the restroom.  The store clerk told him it was not available and the suspect left the store.  A few minutes later the suspect returned and brandished a pocket knife.  The store clerk ran out the door leaving the suspect inside the store.  The suspect then attempted to open the cash register with no success.  The suspect took several packs of cigarettes and left the scene.  He was last seen headed west on Birdsong Street.  The suspect is described as a white male, 5'7" to 5'11" tall.  He is a medium to large build and has a thin style beard.  The suspect was wearing a camouflage hat, work boots, blue t-shirt, and blue jeans.

Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Detective Paul Hickey, 903-237-1198 or if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-7867.

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