At 11:53 p.m. Friday, officers from the Hays Police Department responded to the report of an aggravated robbery at Tiger Mart Convenience Store, 335 W. Eighth in Hays. It was reported a white male had entered the business, pulled a handgun and demanded the clerk give him the cash. The suspect was wearing a blue jacket with a hood, jeans, black shoes and was in possession of a black semi-automatic handgun.
After receiving the cash from the clerk, the suspect left the building. No one was injured during the robbery.
A review of the security video revealed the suspect entered the passenger side of a white Nissan four-door passenger car and the vehicle was driven away from the area by another person.
Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Lance Fisher had observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle while he was responding to the initial report of the robbery. The area where the vehicle last was seen was searched, and Hays PD Cpl. Colin Roe located the vehicle parked in an alley behind an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Colonial Drive.
While members of the Hays Police Department Special Situation Response Team were responding to the scene, Lt. Tim Greenwood and Roe came into contact with the two suspects and arrested them without incident. A search warrant later was served by the SSRT, and the gun and stolen cash were recovered.
Jordon Stevens, 27, and Kelsie Replogle, 20, were arrested for aggravated robbery and are currently in the Ellis County Jail. Both are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
If anyone has additional information about the robbery, contact Investigator JB Burkholder at the Hays Police Department at (785) 625-1030.