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Search continues for Garden Ridge clerk killer 1 year later

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Garden Ridge police are still searching for a man who shot and killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery last June.

40-year-old Pollyanna Smotherman of Cibolo was killed after a man entered the EZ Mart store on the corner of Nacogdoches Road and FM 3009 n July 29, 2020, and demanded money and lottery tickets.

He shot and killed her before fleeing the convenience store around 3 a.m.

Police said the individual in the video is a black man between the ages of 20 and 30 and was wearing a dark shirt, dark pants and red bandana over his face and carried a tote bag with him.

Garden Ridge police said Smotherman’s family is still hopeful that someone will come forward with information leading to the identity of the man. Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides tips leading to the man’s arrest.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Garden Ridge police at 210-651-6441 or Comal County Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS.


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