By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – The Crockett Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the robbery of a Crockett convenience store.

According to a press release from Crockett Police Lt. Clayton Smith, “On Feb. 15, 2017, at approximately 11 p.m., two black males entered S&S Express Gas Station, located in the 1500 Block of East Loop 304, and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.”

Smith stated the suspects were dressed in dark clothing and had their faces covered where only their eyes could be seen.

“The first suspect through the door was brandishing a long gun (rifle) and immediately pointed it at the clerk. He is also believed to have been wearing blue Nike tennis shoes,” Smith stated. “The second suspect through the door was carrying a blue and white Adidas backpack. The backpack is believed to have the number 15 stitched on the front, along with possibly a name.”

Once inside the store, the two suspects went behind the counter and ordered the clerk to open the register, the press release stated.

“After gathering an undisclosed amount of money, both suspects left the store and fled on foot, heading south out of the store parking lot,” Smith stated.

The suspects are described as black males, possibly between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age, standing between 5’8” and 6’3” in height and weighing approximately 160 to 180 Lbs.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crockett Police Department at 936-544-2021 or Crime Stoppers at 936-639-TIPS.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.