Police Chief Randy Williams said the male suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and his nose and mouth were covered by a handkerchief.
Williams said the suspect was attempting to take beer out of the store without paying when a clerk tried to block his exit.
Store video shows the suspect acted as if he were going to hand the beer back to the clerk, but he jerked away and pushed his way through the door. Williams said a scuffle ensued in the parking lot, the clerk received minor injuries and the suspect ran away
A witness reported seeing a man running to a truck parked at Liberty Hill Junior High School. The vehicle was described as a 1980s model red pickup with a white or silver stripe down the side, Williams said.
Robbery is a second degree felony.
Williams said that in the past the store has reported several cases of theft. While those remain unsolved, he said he suspects that those suspects are minors stealing beer because they can’t legally purchase it.
He said those offenses are Class C thefts. But when the suspect in Tuesday’s incident caused injury to the clerk, the crime became a second degree felony.
Williams asked that anyone recognizing the suspect, or persons with information regarding this case contact police at (512) 515-5409.