Abilene Police: Armed robbery reported at residence

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 10:25 p.m. Sunday, Officers Matt Allen and Carye Adkins responded to a robbery that had just occurred at a residence in the 2400 block of North Willis Street. APD dispatch was contacted by a calling party whom reported being robbed by an unknown male suspect at gunpoint. An initial description of the suspect was provided to Patrol Division. Initial attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim unlocked their door after hearing someone knocking. After opening the door, the suspect forced his way inside and demanded money while holding a handgun. Other persons were in the residence and no injuries were reported. Some money and a property item were stolen. This investigation continues.

At about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Officers David Thompson and Stan Meiser responded to a theft in-progress at a business in the 4300 block of Buffalo Gap Road. A store loss prevention employee notified APD dispatch that a female suspect had concealed merchandise in her purse and had been observed passing all points of sale as the suspect exited the store . The suspect was last seen rapidly leaving the scene but had apparently removed all the stolen merchandise from her purse just prior to fleeing. Officers converged to the area and spotted a subject matching the suspect's description walking towards a supermarket, but noted that the subject had changed clothing. The subject was detained and taken back to the crime scene where she was positively identified as the suspect in this incident. The investigation revealed that the suspect had been confronted by store employees as she exited the store and that's when the suspect rid herself of said stolen merchandise. Approximately $104 in stolen merchandise was recovered. The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor Theft and warned not to return onto the premises.

At about 12:15 a.m. Monday, Officer Jordan Brown responded to a hit and run involving a suspect vehicle in the 4000 block of North 1st Street. APD dispatch had been notified by a concerned citizen who reported seeing a truck that was leaving a night club and feared the driver was drunk. Moments later the concerned citizen reported seeing the vehicle hit another vehicle. Officer Brown located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 4600 block of North 1st Street. Officer Brown contacted the male driver and observed that the driver displayed indicators of intoxication. Officer Brown also observed two open containers of alcohol. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests which he performed poorly. The driver was arrested and taken to county jail where he provided breath specimens. Specimens taken showed a BAC of 0.127 and 0.122. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor DWI with open container. It appears, based on the preliminary information available, that an actual collision did not occur as previously indicated by the calling party.

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