Indictment: Abilene man robbed 2 convenience stores on his birthday, stole $104

Otis Lamonte McKnight

An Abilene man accused of robbing two convenience stores on his birthday was indicted on Thursday by a Taylor County grand jury.

Odis Lamonte McKnight, 40, of Abilene, was indicted on two counts of robbery.

According to court documents, McKnight walked into the Allsup's on the 3000 block of Pine Street at about 11:45 p.m. on May 4 with a plastic sack over his head.

McKnight told the clerk, "Don't do anything stupid and I won't hurt you. I want everything out of the register. I want all of the big bills."

Thinking that McKnight had a gun, the clerk opened the register and gave him $22.

McKnight then took the money and left the scene in a gold van.

At about midnight, authorities were called to another robbery at the 7-Eleven at 3102 Grape Street, with the suspect and vehicle description being the same as the one given about the first robbery.

With his right hand in his jacket pocket, McKnight said "give me all the money, including the big bills, or I will shoot you."

The clerk then gave McKnight $82 in a plastic bag and he left.

At around 12:15 a.m. on May 5, authorities spotted the gold van rolling through the parking lot off of the Allsup's on Pine Street and stopped the van, which was being driven by McKnight.

During a search of the van, authorities found the clothes that they say McKnight was wearing while he was committing the robberies.

McKnight had a small amount of marijuana in one pocket and $113 in his other pocket.

McKnight remains in jail on bonds totaling $76,000.

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