The crime rate increases during the holiday season, and tis' the season for convenience store robberies here in Amarillo.  The Toot 'N Totum on E 10th Ave between Ross and Houston St was victim of armed robbery Sunday (yesterday) afternoon around 5:00pm.  2 employees were working when the suspect entered the store, armed, dangerous, and desperate to get a few bucks.  Everyone knows Toot 'N Totums don't keep much cash in the register, when you hand them a $50 dollar, they immediately do a cash drop in the safe.  We've all seen it!  Why anyone would think robbing a Toot 'N Totum is worth the maybe $75 bucks they keep in the register is beyond me.

I just don't get it.  Why would you rob a store knowing you're not going to get much out of the deal?  Maybe that's why I'm not a crook, because I don't understand the insanity it takes to be one.

"On 12-7-13, at 5:02 PM, officers responded to a reported armed robbery at the Toot ‘n Totum store at 1300 E. 10th Avenue. Two employees, a male and a female, were working when the suspect entered the store. They told officers that the man entered the store and purchased a drink earlier and left after the purchase. He returned a few minutes later, when no customers were in the store. He was carrying a silver colored handgun. He approached the registers, pointed the gun at the clerks, and said “Give me the money.” They complied with his demand and gave him the contents of the registers. The suspect took the money and left the store. He was last seen walking south on S. Houston. He was a black male about 5 ft. 9 inches tall, clean shaven, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with some type of logo on it, a white shirt underneath it, blue jeans, and white gloves. No one was injured in the incident and there were no arrests."

If you have any information regarding this robbery, contact Amarillo Crime Stoppers and help out!  If your tip leads to an arrest, you could get a reward!  A reward that's a lot more money than this less than intelligent crook got that's for sure!

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