Another strongarm robbery was reported Sunday afternoon at a convenience store. Orange police report that a man reached over the counter and took cash from the register at the Texas Store, 305 Burton Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The man began to run away and pushed the clerk when he tried to stop him. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the man who grabbed the cash is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing all black and had long dreadlocks
Later in the day, at 8:16 p.m., the clerk told police he saw the thief. A patrol officer saw a man walking and drove toward him. According to the police report, the man then walked across a grassy field.
When the officer turned on his siren, the man began to run in another direction. Officers later found him in a wooded area lying in a ditch. A patrol officer reported the man would not show his hands, so he pulled out his service gun. The man then stood up with his hands up.
Detective Captain Robert Enmon said Monday morning the man who was chased is not a suspect in the strongarm robbery.
However, the patrol officer reported he found three tablets of Ecstacy on the man. The man will face misdemeanor charges of evading arrest and a state jail felony of possession of a controlled substance.
Friday morning, a woman who lives in Orange went to the police station to report theft on her debit card. She said someone had made 31 unauthorized charges totaling $664 on the card between May 20 and May 27.
Also on Friday, a person living in the 1400 block of Hart Avenue reported a lawn mower had been stolen.