Violent and Armed Man Escapes Custody After Lufkin Robbery
A cashier at the Lufkin store 'Cash Now' wound up in the hospital after suffering facial injuries during a violent attempted robbery.
VIOLENT ROBBERY IN LUFKIN
According to City of Lufkin Communications Director Jessica Pebsworth, a suspect leaped over the counter inside Cash Now, and violently attacked the store clerk, attempting to rob them at gunpoint.
Unable to successfully get any money, the suspect, who is described as a black male, quickly left the store and got away in a Dodge Charger.
A STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT
According to Nacogdoches police, the suspect was located and taken into custody for the robbery. However, not long after the man was detained, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office made a startling statement on their official Facebook page.
The Nacogdoches Sherriff's Office announced a manhunt was underway after the suspect managed to escape police custody. Attempting to lose the police, the man carjacked a vehicle and fled the area.
SUSPECT AT LARGE AND ARMED
Eventually, the stolen car was dumped near a high school. The suspect is still at large and is believed to be armed with a rifle.