Man Arrested in Connection With Brazen Bistro Robbery

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013  |  Updated 3:20 PM CDT
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Bold Robber Robs Business in Front of Customers

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Raw Video: Tang's Bistro Robbery

Raw surveillance video of a robbery at Tang's Pacific Bistro on Beach Street in Fort Worth.

Bold Robber Robs Business in Front of Customers

Fort Worth police hope crystal-clear surveillance video will help them catch a brazen armed robber.
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Fort Worth police have made arrest in connection with a daring restaurant robbery that took place last week.

Surveillance video captured an armed man pointing a gun at customers while he robbed Tango's Pacific Bistro at about 9 p.m. on May 29.

In the video, the man can be seen casually walking behind the bar before he grows impatient and points his gun at customers.  When the employee hands over cash drawer, the man can then be seen running out of the restaurant with the drawer in hand.

The calm customers who, only moments before were staring down the barrel of a gun, got up and tried to see where the man was going and if he was leaving by car.

After the robbery, police released the surveillance video and asked for the public's help in identifying the man.

The man in the video was later identified as 36-year-old Jason Pickett, according to police.

On Monday, Pickett was arrested without incident at his place of employment in Irving. He now faces three charges of aggravated robbery and is being held at the Mansfield Jail on $225,000 bond.

There was a $1,000 CrimeStoppers reward being offered for information related to the case, though police have not said if the reward was claimed.

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