Police are searching for a group of three, possibly four, men responsible for three recent "takeover-style" robberies on the east side of Fort Worth and Benbrook, police said.
Some of the men were armed with handguns and a weapon that appears to be an Uzi submachine gun, according to a news release from Fort Worth police.
The first two robberies were reported Dec. 23 at the Zoom Food Mart, 5651 Meadowbrook Drive in Fort Worth, and Joe’s Food Mart, 8101 Bangor Drive in Benbrook, a few blocks east of Western Hills High School.
Two of the suspects with guns entered the store while a third was the lookout, police said.
"These suspects," police said, "are armed and extremely dangerous; do not approach."
For example, during the Zoom Food Mart robbery, the men burst into the store and hit a clerk in the head; then they ran with cash from the register.
Police believe the same group struck again on Meadowbrook Drive, this time around 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
This target was the New Quickway convenience store, 4140 Meadowbrook. The robbers were seen leaving in a black four-door car, possibly a Mazda 626 from the late 1990s.
Investigators said the robbers are black males, 16-20 years old.
Anyone with information can call 911; Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477; or Det. E. Raynford at 817-392-4469.
Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
-- Bill Miller