UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in a Sunday night robbery that left a convenience store clerk dead.
The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Rufus Edward Lockett of Brenham, Texas.
He was initially charged with aggravated robbery with bond set at $250,000
A 54-year-old College Station store clerk was shot and killed during a robbery Sunday night.
Police say at 8:23 p.m. police were called to the Valero convenience store at 2160 Rock Prairie Road on a report of a robbery.
When they got there they were told a man entered the store and began to demand money from the clerk.
When the clerk told the man she was unable to get him the money, he shot her, then fled in a passenger car.
The clerk, identified as Anita Jean Randle of College Station, was transported to a local hospital where she later died.
Police are asking the public to remain diligent and report any suspicious activity and that anyone with information about the robbery call them at 979-764-3600.
Fox 44 spoke with Sara Lauter who regularly gets gas at this gas station and knew Randle.
Lauter says, “She was one of the reasons why I always stopped here, she always had a smile on her face.”
Some customers wonder if Randle would still be alive if he got it.
Lt. Craig Anderson with the College Station Police says, “If gas stations start carrying large amounts of money that is accessible to those who come in and try to rob them then who is to say that incidents of robbery may not increase.”
Anderson continues, “I thought it was unusual to happen that early in the evening, but in these days and times it can happen at any time.”
Lauter says, “What did this man get out of it? I can’t even call him a man. I am glad they caught him so he can pay for what he’s done, but that is not any consolation for her and her family.”
Lockett’s bond is set at $250,000.
He has an extensive criminal history, including theft and arson in his hometown of Brenham.