x
Breaking News
More () »

Crime Stoppers needs your help finding suspect who robbed smoke shop with gun and machete

The suspect pulled out a gun and zip-tied the two employees, then robbed the store. He also had a machete.

SAN ANTONIO — Crime Stppers is asking for your help in solving the robbery of a smoke shop on the west side.

Police were called out to the Super Nova Smoke Shop located at 4411 West Avenue on October 7 around 6:15 p.m. for reports of a robbery.

According to officers, the suspect entered the store and pretended to look at some merchandise. He then pulled out a silver handgun and forced the two store employees, as well as a customer to zip-tie each other.

He remained inside the store for about 20 minutes, grabbing items from the store and the money from the register.

The witnesses told police he placed the handgun back in the waistband of his pants, then pulled out a machete.

He fled from the store when he was told that police were on their way.

Crime Stoppers may pay UP TO  $5,000 for information which leads to felony arrests in this crime. 

To be eligible for a reward, tips must be submitted directly to Crime Stoppers.

Call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (210-224-7867).  

Learn more about KENS 5:

Since going on the air in 1950, KENS 5 has strived to be the best, most trusted news and entertainment source for generations of San Antonians.

KENS 5 has brought numerous firsts to South Texas television, including being the first local station with a helicopter, the first with its own Doppler radar and the first to air a local morning news program.

Over the years, KENS 5 has worked to transform local news. Our cameras have been the lens bringing history into local viewers' homes. We're proud of our legacy as we serve San Antonians today.

Today, KENS 5 continues to set the standard in local broadcasting and is recognized by its peers for excellence and innovation. The KENS 5 News team focuses on stories that really matter to our community.

You can find KENS 5 in more places than ever before, including KENS5.com, the KENS 5 app, the KENS 5 YouTube channel, KENS 5's Roku and Fire TV apps, and across social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

Want to get in touch with someone at KENS 5? You can send a message using our Contacts page or email one of our team members.

Before You Leave, Check This Out