The Weatherford Police Department is seeking information on a suspect regarding an aggravated robbery that occurred at about 4:50 a.m. Tuesday at the Pilot Travel Center on Old Dennis Road.
According to the release, officers were dispatched to the scene where the suspects had used a stolen white panel van to smash through the front doors of the business and attempted to remove the store’s ATM machine to which they were unsuccessful. A 62-year-old male inside the Pilot sustained non life-threatening injuries at the time of the robbery.
“The suspects quickly fled the scene before officers arrived. Witnesses at the Pilot provided a description of the suspects and the vehicle used in the robbery. Officers from Weatherford PD and Parker County Sheriff’s Office canvassed the area and were able to locate the abandoned van a short time later in the Westover Hills subdivision, located nearby,” according to the release. “After abandoning the van, the suspects possibly fled on foot and one or more may have been picked up by an accomplice driving a silver colored sedan.”
Officers were able to locate and apprehend on adult black male suspect, who was arrested in the neighborhood where the van was found, according to the release. The man, identified as Ronald Dale Williams, 39, of Dallas, was booked into the Parker County Jail for aggravated robbery and unauthorized use of a vehicle, and is being held on a combined bond of $60,000.
“According to witnesses, there were at least two black males in the van that participated in the aggravated robbery at Pilot. Detectives are still trying to determine if there are any other individuals or vehicles involved,” according to the release. “We are asking for resident in or around Pilot and the Westover Hills neighborhood who may have outside security cameras and/or motion doorbells to review their footage around the time of the robbery.”
WPD is asking residents who might have eyewitness or video information to contact the department at 817-598-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 817-599-5555.