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      McAllen police searching for robber with a machete

      McAllen Police Department is searching for a man that robbed a Stripes convenience store.

      The robbery happened around 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning at the Stripes store on 5600 Ware Rd. in McAllen.

      Armed with a machete, the suspect demanded money from the store employee.

      The suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash and fled southbound on foot.

      He is described as a Hispanic male, 5 TM 6 to 5 TM 8, 160 to 190 pounds and having a tattoo on his chest and right side of his neck.

      The man was wearing a brown cap, blue long sleeve hooded sweater, baggy blue jeans and grey tennis shoes.

      If anyone knows any information about the suspects whereabouts, they are encouraged to call McAllen Crime Stoppers at 956-687-TIPS