Clerk throws suspect through window to stop armed robbery

Texas
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK) — A store clerk threw an armed robbery suspect through a window in west Lubbock on Wednesday evening, according to a police report.

Shortly after the incident, Lubbock police arrested Treshun Devonte Bates, 21, of Lubbock and charged him with aggravated robbery.

A police report said Bates went into the 7-Eleven convenience store at 6101 19th St. before 6 p.m. The police report said Bates wanted to buy cigarettes but did not have an ID to prove he was old enough to legally make the purchase.   

The clerk refused the sale. The police report said Bates got mad and left only to come back with a friend to purchase the cigarettes for him. The clerk refused the sale.

Bates then displayed a pistol in the waistband of his pants and said, “I can get whatever I want,” according to the report. The store clerk then came out from behind the counter and started pushing Bates toward the exit. 

“Once outside [the suspect] drew the pistol from his waistband and proceeded to strike [the victim] with the pistol,” according to the report.

Once he was getting assaulted, the clerk picked up Bates and “threw him through the window of the store.”

The clerk went back into the store and tried to hold down Bates but he was able to get away. Police found him a short time later. 

Bates was held Thursday in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

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