A Wichita Falls man accused of robbing a convenience store on Wednesday has confessed to robbing the same store on two other occasions within about a month, according to police. Zachariah Lee Pond, 36, is now facing three counts of aggravated robbery. He remained in Wichita County Jail Friday afternoon in lieu of a total bail of $800,000. Bail had not been set on the third count.
According to the arrest affidavit: Around 11:03 p.m. on April 9, officers were called to Zoom-In Food Store #1, 2306 Seymour Hwy., for a robbery that just occurred.
The clerk told officers a man dressed in dark clothing with his face partially covered entered the business with a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and several packs of cigarettes. He was not located during a search of the area by police.
A man, later identified as Pond, wearing similar clothing robbed the same store on April 20 and was caught in the area. Officers located a semi-automatic CO2 powered handgun and cash in the jacket pockets Pond was believed to be wearing but left behind a nearby house. During an interview with detectives, Pond confessed to robbing the Zoom-In Food Store #1 on April 20. He also confessed to robbing the same location on March 18 and April 9.