Two Men Arrested, One Sought in Connection with Bryan Robbery

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

BRYAN Two suspects are behind bars a week after police say they robbed a convenience store in Bryan and threatened the clerk's life.

It happened last Wednesday at the Handi Stop Convenience store on Texas Ave.

Police say three men wearing hoodies and bandanas over their faces walked into the convenience store just after lunch time.

The store clerk says the men forced her to the ground, dragged her to the cash register, and told her she would never see her children again if she pushed the panic button.

Police say the suspects took cash and lottery tickets, then drove away.

What they didn't know is that a witness outside the store had taken a picture of their getaway car.

"There wasn't much there to identify the suspects, so identifying the vehicle was the next best thing," said Officer Kelley McKethan, Bryan Police Department.

Officer McKethan says police quickly began making traffic stops on cars that looked like the one in the picture.

"One of those stops about an hour and a half after the robbery led us to Michael Bradford, who was driving that vehicle. He had some of the evidence and clothing from the robbery," said Officer McKethan.

One suspect is still on the loose, but 23-year-old Anthony Reed Jr. was linked to the robbery and arrested Tuesday.

Police say the charges filed are more likely to stick thanks to the witness' picture

"You know, I don't encourage people to put themselves in harms way, but definitely, if you can do that safely, that was a very big tool in us locating the vehicle," said McKethan.

Both Bradford and Reed have been charged with aggravated robbery, which carries a $100,000 bond.

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