Three 7-Elevens Robbed Within 45 Minutes

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 2:18am

UPDATE: 8:20 a.m.

EL PASO - Police are looking for a third man suspected in a chain of convenience store burglaries Tuesday night.

According to investigators, three men worked together to rob three different 7-11 stores in central El Paso. The suspects were wearing ski masks and beanies, and one of them had a knife.

The first robbery was at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the 7-11 in the 3400 block of Hondo Pass. About half an hour later, the men threatened employees at the 7-11 in the 2000 block of Piedras. Their final stop was just after 10 p.m. at a 7-11 on Trowbridge.

Investigators do not know exactly how much cash was stolen.

El Paso Police called out a helicopter to search for the three suspects.

The suspects led police on a high speed chase in a stolen SUV before they crashed into the guardrail on U.S. 54 near Montana.

Two of the suspects ran off, but one of the men could not get out of the SUV because of injuries he suffered in the wreck. He was taken to UMC for treatment. Officers caught up with a second suspect. He was also taken to UMC with injuries.

Police are still looking for the third suspect.

If you have any information, call police.

EL PASO--- Three robberies Tuesday night has kept El Paso Police looking for suspects and tying loose ends.

Three 7-Elevens were robbed within 15 minutes of each other, all in a 45 minute period.

EPPD PIO Javier Sambrano said the first robbery took place at 9:15 P.M. at the 3400 block of Hondo Pass. The second, at 9:41 P.M., took place at the 2000 block of Piedras. The last occurred at 10:04 P.M. at US 54 & Trowbridge.

According to scanners, the suspects were being saught --prompting EPPD to launch helicopters and police officers to the area.

A car chase was also reported shortly after 10:00 P.M. The purported chase ended in a roll-over, and scanners later said the car was stolen. EPPD has not confirmed this information.

No injuries were reported, and at least one person was in custody.

Check back later for more updates.   

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