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Update on Incident at 901 Bunker Hill

March 7, 2006 -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in an aggravated robbery at 901 Bunker Hill on January 29, 2006 about 2:40 a.m.

The suspect, Russell James Woods (b/m DOB: 1-31-67), was arrested at his residence at 8655 Pitner on Friday, March 3. A Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to Woods, who is a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans. He was positively identified by the victim and later confessed to this robbery. Woods is charged with aggravated robbery in the 178th State District Court.

During this robbery, Woods entered the convenience store at 901 Bunker Hill, placed a knife in the back of the store clerk and demanded money from the register. Woods terrorized the clerk while waiting for the register to be opened. The suspect fled the location on foot in an unknown direction.

This robbery was captured on a store surveillance system.

Updated: JGA/JFC 3-7-06
DJC 2-22-06
Case # 157686-06C

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