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Armed robberies plague Ennis

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ERIC CORNELISON
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ENNIS - A man entered and pointed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from clerks at Tom's Food Market in the Templeton-McCanless Historical District at approximately 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 and then again at 8:48 p.m. on Feb. 8 from the EZ Mart in the 1000 block of Kaufman .

At Tom's Food Market the suspect got away with approximately $310.

An unknown amount was taken from the EZ Mart.

According to detective Sgt. Mike Hopson, the suspect described in both robberies matches 'pretty darn close.'

The suspect was last seen leaving the food market on foot and wearing a black pullover sweatshirt with a hood.

This suspect was described as a Hispanic man with a possible deformity of one eye.

The suspect in the EZ Mart robbery was described as a young Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie-type jacket with a possible scar on his chin, standing five feet five inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds.

The descriptions of the suspects led officers to believe the two robberies were related and involved in other recent offenses.

Security video was recorded and photos were pulled from the video. 'We don't have any suspects, but we do have some leads to follow-up on,' said Ennis Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson.

'We got some real good video,' continued Hopson.

'We're hoping that anyone with information will give us a call.'

Anyone having information about the robberies were encouraged to contact Hopson or Det. Sgt. John Erisman at 972-875-4462 and would remain anonymous, according to police.

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