Stephenville police are searching for two suspects who robbed BalMex Video and held an employee and another individual at gunpoint Saturday night.
Police received a call just after 7:30 p.m. reporting the armed robbery. When they arrived at the scene, they learned that an employee and her friend had just closed the store and locked the front door when two men broke the glass door and entered the building.
The suspects were reportedly wearing black masks and dark clothing. One of the suspects was wearing a camouflage jacket.
"The robbers held the employee and her friend at gunpoint while they stole cash and jewelry from the store," said Lt. Doug McClammy. "The robbers left the business through the broken front door in an unknown direction."
McClammy said investigators need help identifying the suspects. He said police are investigating a similar theft that occurred about two weeks prior on Nov. 5 involving a business on the South Loop, Ppino West.
In that case, thieves used a rock to break a window and enter the building. They got away with boots, jackets, jeans, belts, wallets, perfume, jewelry and cash.
Police said the two incidents could be related.
"There are some similarities," McClammy said. "The same types of items were taken from both places."
Erath County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest for each of these crimes. Anyone with information should call 254-965-CASH. Callers can remain anonymous.