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Police looking for armed suspect who assaulted man at Abilene mall

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
Published On: Oct 21 2013 04:33:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 22 2013 12:37:57 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene Police are looking for a man who assaulted a mall patron in the parking lot after trying to rob him. Police say it happened in the northeast parking lot at 1:50 Monday afternoon.

The suspect approached an 18 year old victim and demanded money. When the victim said he didn't have any, the suspect starting fighting him, pulled out a gun and hit the victim in the head with it. The suspect then took off running.

He is described as a black male, in his mid 20's, approximately 6'6 and 240 pounds, with short hair, and possibly a goatee. If you have any information on his whereabouts please call Abilene Police or Crimestoppers at 676-tips.