Police identify, arrest E-Z Mart robbery suspect - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police identify, arrest E-Z Mart robbery suspect

Clinton Townsend (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Clinton Townsend (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
(Source: Lubbock Police Department) (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Officers with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating two separate robberies of the E-Z Mart at 5444 50th Street that happened Monday and Tuesday.

Police believe the suspect in the robberies is 41-year-old Clinton Townsend. A felony warrant for aggravated robbery was issued for his arrest and he was arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center where his bond has been set at $150,000.

On Monday, a suspect walked into the convenience store just after noon. The suspect pointed a pistol at the clerk and demanded she open the register. He continued to yell at her and point the pistol at her. When she opened the register, the suspect leaned over the counter and grabbed the cash that was in the drawer. He ran out of the store and ran behind the building.

Another employee and the victim ran after the suspect and saw the suspect drive off.

The next night, a suspect armed with a gun went into the E-Z Mart demanded the clerk open the register. When the clerk opened the register, the suspect reached across the counter, removed the money and ran from the store.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be added.

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