KPD Seeks Assistance Identifying Aggravated Robbery Suspect

The Killeen Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in two aggravated robberies.

Officers responded to La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant, located at 208 W Rancier Ave., at 10:08pm on Friday, October 17, 2014, in reference to a robbery. Upon the officer’s arrival, they spoke with the employees who told them that a black male entered the business with a gun, pointed it at them and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled the restaurant in a dark colored SUV. The suspect was described as a black male about 5’6″ to 5’8” tall and weighing 180-200 pounds with a husky build. He wore a black knit cap, sunglasses, and a white construction mask over his face, a black short sleeve shirt, dark or black jeans and brown shoes. The suspect was also wearing white latex gloves and was carrying a white and black backpack.

The following night, Saturday, October 18, 2014, officers responded to Choice BBQ, located at 2606 E Veterans Memorial Blvd., at 8:47pm, in reference to a robbery. The employees told the officers that a black male came in, pointed a gun at them and demanded money. The suspect then exited the business with an unknown amount of cash. The suspect in this robbery was described as a black male wearing a black rag on his head, a white mask on his face, white gloves and black pants.

Detectives have provided photos from both robberies.

La Tapatia robbery suspect La Tapatia2 La Tapatia3 Choice BBQ robbery suspect

Detectives are asking anyone who can identify this robbery suspect or has information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), go online at or text BELLCO along with their tip to 274637.  Text HELP for help with the tip or text STOP to stop the tip, message and data rates may apply. All information is anonymous and confidential and if your tip results in the arrest of the suspect involved in this crime you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Tina Amerson

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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