At 11 p.m. Monday night (8/10), Lufkin Police responded to Kwik Check at 2215 E. Denman Avenue (on U.S. 69 south outside the loop)  for a robbery that had just occurred.

According to a release from LPD, when officers arrived on the scene, the clerk told them that a masked man entered the store with a long gun and told him to get in the bathroom. He said a second masked man then ran into the store and grabbed a bank deposit bag from behind the counter. He said the man removed an undisclosed amount of money from the bag before telling him again to get in the bathroom. The clerk did so and the suspects shut the door behind him.

A short time later, the clerk said he heard the doorbell sound, meaning they had left the store. He opened the door in time to see a gray, four-door car leave the parking lot, inbound on Denman Avenue. The clerk was not injured in the incident.

The clerk could not give good suspect descriptions. He said he believed the man with the gun could have been white based on his hands but that he may have been wearing gloves. He could not give a clothing description on that suspect. The clerk described the man who took the money as wearing a full face covering like a ski mask and black clothing.

There have been some technical issues with the store surveillance system, but Lufkin Police are working with the store manager to collect the video and hopefully will have it to release as soon as it becomes available.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Department at 936-633-0356 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS.