Update: Waco police on Feb. 18, 2020 requested the charges against Anderson be dismissed based on evidence that he was not at the scene.


Fingerprints from a January robbery at a North Waco dollar store helped police identify a suspect who was arrested this week, an arrest affidavit states.

Kent Durand Anderson, 56, of Waco, was arrested after police obtained a warrant charging him in the Jan. 10 robbery of the Family Dollar at 1809 Summer Ave.

According to the affidavit, police were called to the Family Dollar after a man entered the store and displayed what appeared to be a black pistol in his pocket. The man indicated that if the clerk did not give him money, he would "blow her head off," the affidavit states.

The man did not wear a mask and exposed his face to the clerk, according to the affidavit.

Fingerprints were pulled from the store and led police to identify the man as Anderson, police reported. The clerk positively identified Anderson as the man who robbed the store of $650 to $700, the affidavit states.

Anderson was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and taken to  McLennan County Jail. Police said they also are investigating whether he was involved in other robberies.

He was released by Wednesday on $25,000 bond.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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