Temple Man Arrested After May Drug Store Robbery
A Temple man accused of robbing Westside Drug Store in May has been arrested.
27-year-old Dustin Keith Chlapek was arrested Monday at a home in the 1300 block of S. 13th St. after an investigation of a May 25th robbery led police to suspect him. Chlapek is accused of loitering outside of the drug store until it opened, then displaying a handgun at the register and leaving on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. Police had no leads until a tip came in about the suspect entering a gold colored vehicle in the 2100 block of West Ave. M. Chlapek’s car matched the description, and witness interviews and evidence led to him being identified as the robber.
An arrest warrant was issued on August 22, and Chlapek was taken into custody without incident.