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While most spent Thursday enjoying family time while partaking of the bird, three county residents instead chose to celebrate Thanksgiving by robbing an EZ Mart, then topping it off with a police chase.

Alvarado police at 1:26 a.m. that day to the 300 block of East U.S. 67. A clerk told police that three Black males entered the store, two of whom brandished pistols. 

The suspects ordered the clerk to open the cash register while one suspect pointed a gun to the clerk’s  head and another to his stomach, according to an affidavit.

The three stole the clerk’s wallet and $64.04 from the register then fled the scene in a Ford F-150 with paper tags, according to the affidavit.

The clerk told police, who were working the crime scene, that his stolen credit card had just been used at Taco Bell. A short time later the same card was used at a Loves gas station in Burleson. 

Burleson police responded to the station where they spotted the truck. 

Police attempted to stop the truck but the driver took off. The driver crashed in Fort Worth at which point all three suspects bailed and fled on foot. Burleson and Fort Worth police apprehended two of the suspects. The third remains at large. The two apprehended match the suspects seen in the EZ Mart video, according to the affidavit.

Police subsequently learned that the truck was reported stolen out of Grand Prairie.

Police charged Nygel Dshon Bradford, 17, Fort Worth, with aggravated robbery. 

Johnson County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom set Bradford’s bond at $50,000.

The identity of the second suspect arrested, a minor, has not been released.

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