New Braunfels police are searching for a man suspected in the hold-up of a convenience store early Thursday morning.

David Ferguson, New Braunfels Police Department communications coordinator, said officers were called to a Texaco gas station in the 1100 block of Interstate 35 North, at the intersection of State Highway 46, for a report of an aggravated robbery around 2:10 a.m. Thursday.

“Officers arrived and found that an unknown male had threatened the store clerk by displaying a handgun before using a note to demand cash from the register,” Ferguson said. “The suspect fled from the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. A search of the area by responding officers was unsuccessful in locating the suspect.”

Ferguson said the clerk was not injured during the incident. He said the suspect was described as an African American male, approximately 5-feet, 3-inches tall with a slender build. 

“He was wearing a gray pullover sweatshirt on top of a separate blue and white striped hoodie with the hood covering his head,” Ferguson said, adding the suspect, approximately 30 years old, was also wearing dark-colored knit jogging pants and all-white, low-top Nike tennis shoes.

Those with information are asked to contact New Braunfels police or Comal County Crime Stoppers, which is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information leading to an arrest and/or grand jury indictment. To remain anonymous, and to collect the reward, call Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS (8477); to leave an online tip, visit, or send it using the “P3 Tips” smartphone app, available on iOS and Android devices.

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