Abilene man charged for string of robberies

ABILENE, Texas - The investigation into several Abilene convenience store robberies has resulted in an arrest. 

Police allege Rory Linn Hunt, 36, is responsible for robberies at four stores in between late April and May 15. No one was injured in the robberies. 

Hunt was eventually identified as the suspect. Police arrested him at his home on South 25th Street after serving an arrest warrant without incident Friday.

Hunt is in the Taylor County Jail after being charged with four first-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery. Bond was set at $240,000.

Below is a press release from APD Chief Stan Standridge:

"ABILENE, TX – On April 18, 2014 a male dressed in a gray hoodie and blue jeans robbed a convenience store on the south side of Abilene by displaying a long knife as he ordered the clerk to give him the money from the cash register. Over the course of several weeks, a suspect, matching the same description and modus operandi, robbed three additional convenience stores by displaying a knife and demanding cash.

Those robberies occurred on May 7th, May 14th, and May 15th. On May 16, 2014, detectives and agents with the Abilene Police Department were able to identify the suspect as Rory Linn Hunt, a male born on August 3, 1977. A warrant was issued for Hunt's arrest.

That afternoon, at approximately 4:50 p.m., members of the Department's SWAT Team, Criminal Investigation Division, Responsive Intelligence Division, and Special Operations Division executed the warrant at Hunt's residence located in the 2500 block of South 25th Street. Hunt was taken into custody without incident, and evidence from all four robberies was located and seized from the residence. Hunt was transported to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

The investigation revealed that Hunt was the robbery suspect at all four convenience stores. No victims were injured during these robberies. Hunt was transported to the Taylor County Jail where he is being held on a $240,000 bond for 1st-degree felony Aggravated Robbery (four counts).

As is often the norm, this was a lengthy investigation. It required investigators to probe various potential leads that ultimately revealed the suspect's identity. This case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for their consideration of charges."


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