Dollar store robbed

  • Dollar Store Anahuac
    Dollar Store Anahuac

Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reports that his office is searching for the actors who robbed a dollar store at gunpoint on Dec. 30. According to Hawthorne, Dec. 30, at about 8:30 p.m., two black males entered the Family Dollar store in Anahuac and displayed a handgun. One of the black male suspects pointed the gun at the clerks and customer demanding their mobile phones. Both the clerks and the customer refused to relinquish their phones to the suspects. 

There was a small struggle and a clerk’s phone was taken, but the customer continued to refuse submission and the two black male suspects forced the customer out of the store, but never got his phone. The two black males then fled west towards Tony’s BBQ where it is believed they had a car waiting for them. 

The description given to the sheriff’s office detective is that both black males appeared to be young, maybe 18 or 19 years old. They both were described as tall and skinny. The gunman was wearing a ski mask, dark blue hoodie, gray pants and black gloves. The other suspect was wearing a skeleton-style Halloween mask, black or dark hoodie, black or dark colored pants, along with black gloves. 

In the end, nothing was taken from the store and the clerk’s phone was found outside of the store in the parking lot. 

The investigation is ongoing and being handled by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.

“I am very thankful that nobody was injured and the suspects gained nothing from the robbery. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please call us at (409) 267-2500 or Crimestoppers at (844) 860-8477,” Hawthorne urged.