Texas stores are under foray of coffee-tossing robber

A robber who throws hot java at cashiers to distract them is wanted for at least seven robberies in northern Texas.

The suspect is believed to be a 29-year-old man who has given cashiers minor burns since the string of daylight robberies began May 23, Dallas police spokeswoman Jamie Matthews said. Convenience stores in the Dallas suburbs of Addison and Mesquite have also been hit.

Surveillance footage from one of the robberies shows the suspect paying for the cup, then quickly tossing the coffee on the clerk before reaching over the counter and taking all the cash from the register.

The clerk falls down while the suspect, wearing sunglasses and a hat, runs out of the store.

The most recent robbery was Wednesday. Dallas police identified the suspect through surveillance video and witnesses, Matthews said.