UPDATE: Statement expected from Perry Police regarding robbery investigation

Perry Police Officer Pat Jans, center, and two Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs leave the scene at 1202 1/2 Second St. in Perry about 4:30 p.m. Thursday after waiting outside an upper-story apartment unit for about two hours.

A statement is expected from the Perry Police Department regarding an apparent robbery early Thursday afternoon that led to several suspects taken into custody about 1:15 p.m. and one or more sought in downtown Perry.

Members of the Perry Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff’s office stood by outside an apartment unit at 1205 1/2 Second St. for more than two hours, apparently waiting to engage a possible suspect, before leaving the area about 4:30 p.m.

Jacey Spoo of Perry, who occupies the upper-floor apartment the police were watching, said she mistakenly locked her key inside the apartment earlier in the day and could not let the police inside. She said she was away when the suspect supposedly entered her unit.

“They checked all the other apartments in the building,” Spoo said, “and then they said they heard a thump inside mine.”

Law enforcement officers on scene declined to comment.

Earlier radio reports suggested an armed robbery or attempted armed robbery occurred in the vicinity of the Kum and Go store at 1219 First Ave. about 1 p.m.

A cashier at the popular downtown Perry gas station and convenience store, speaking about 1:30 p.m., said he was not aware of any robbery, but he said he saw a Perry Police officer enter the store and arrest two males, leading them off the premises in handcuffs.

Details remain sketchy at this hour. ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.


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