Suspects sought after Thorndale store hold up
Thorndale Police Chief Fred Keefer traveled to Georgetown Tuesday afternoon to interview four suspects arrested after a Saturday armed robbery in that city.
Keefer told The Reporter Wednesday morning he wou;d make a decision. perhaps as soon as Wednesday afternoon, whether to file charged against the suspects in connection with the Thorndale armed robbery.
He said at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, two black males wearing ski masks entered the store, armed with handguns and demanded cash from a female clerk.
Keefer said the guns were pointed at the clerk during the robbery
The assailants were photographed on the store surveillance camera.
Keefer said the two took about $800 from the register and fled in a gray or silver 4-door sedan.
Witnesses told police a third man may have been the getaway driver.
Keefer said no one was injured in the robbery.
Keefer said police thought the Thorndale robbery might have been linked to a Saturday incident in a Georgetown convenience store.
Police in that city said just before 2:30 p.m. two gunmen entered the Metro Mart, 1911 South Austin Avenue, threatened the male clerk and fled with contents of the register.
Georgetown police later stopped a car matching the description of one seen at the Metro Mart robbery and arrested 20-year-old Eddie Polk and 21-year-old Ashton Roland of Manor, 20-year-old Natairrea Yett of Hutto and 19- year-old Jose Hernandez, address not available.
Those were the four suspects interviewed by Keefer on Tuesday.
The same convenience store was the site of a store clerk’s murder almost 25 years in a robbery attempt that also occurred during the holiday season.
Mamie White, 44, a clerk in what was then Thorndale Circle K, died instantly Jan. 3, 1985, from a shotgun blast.