Waco woman robbed, slashed

The Waco Police Department reported that a 19-year-old woman was robbed and slashed with a box cutter Wednesday afternoon at the Valero gas station on 17th Street and I-35.

Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said the police determined that the woman was sitting in her car in the parking lot when a man pulled her out of her car and demanded money from her.

When she refused, the man pulled out a box cutter and slashed her in the abdomen. The woman dropped her money, which the man grabbed and ran away with.

Swanton described the man as, “a Hispanic male in his late ’50s, approximately 5’9, thin build with a mustache and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.”

After the attack, the woman went to work. Though after showing her supervisor the wound, the woman went to an emergency care clinic and police were notified of the incident.

A man who identified himself as a manager of the Valero said the store tapes show no incident occurring at the time of the reported assault. The manager explained that they have a total of 13 cameras, three of which cover the entire parking lot area.

The police are asking any witnesses to contact them with information.