Arcade robbed again

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 2004

The 777 Game Room in Livingston was robbed again Monday morning, and police again quickly apprehended the suspect.

The robbery occurred between 9:40 and 9:50 a.m. at the arcade, located at the Noble Truck Stop at the exit for Interstate 20/59. The clerk was robbed at knifepoint, said Livingston Police Chief Ashley Welborn, and the unnamed suspect left the premises with an undetermined amount of cash.

The clerk at the game room identified the suspect, and police contacted him by cell phone. The suspect turned himself in to officials at approximately 11 a.m. He is under “investigative

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detention,” Welborn said. No warrant has yet been issued.

None of the cash has been recovered.

An armed robbery occurred at the same game room April 8. Eric Lamont Coats, 26, of Livingston, was arrested within one hour for that incident.