MOUNT PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) - A robbery suspect who posed as a customer and then tied up a Verizon employee may be linked to similar crimes in the Dallas area, police say. He's also believed to be armed and dangerous.
Monday, Mount Pleasant Police Department identified the suspect as Chaddrick Tremaine Johnson, 30.
Police say that on June 19, Johnson entered a Russell Cellular/Verizon store in the 1000 block of South Jefferson Street, posing as a customer. Once inside, he asked for a product which required the employee to enter a storage room.
MPD says Johnson followed the employee, pulled a handgun and demanded they open the safe. After it was opened, the suspect allegedly bound the employee with zip ties and stole money and cellular products.
Police say they were able to identify Johnson based on numerous tips. Investigators also discovered that similar robberies involving a suspect who matched Johnson's description had been committed in Rowlett, Duncanville and Farmers Branch.
Johnson is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has gold front teeth and may be partially or completely bald and without facial hair. He was last seen driving a 1995 beige or silver Mercury Grand Marquis with a paper tag with a 649590F license plate number.
He has an outstanding felony arrest warrant out of Mount Pleasant for aggravated robbery and several other felony arrest warrants, including one for aggravated robbery out of Farmers Branch.
The police department said Johnson is considered armed and dangerous.
"Do not approach. Johnson has known ties with Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, and the DFW metro area. If you know where Johnson is you are asked to call your local law enforcement authority at 911," the department said in a news release.
To provide information on the case, contact Crime Stoppers at 903-577-TIPS. Crime Stoppers may bay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.