A surveillance video at the store showed the robber Sunday afternoon getting into a car that later was located by Lufkin police and linked to 43-year-old Calvin Rushing.
The Lufkin Daily News (http://bit.ly/JCJ7jF) reports the towel and rake were found in the trunk of Rushing's car.
Records show Rushing was released on parole last September after he was sentenced in 1993 to 40 years for aggravated robbery. He also has a record for felony escape and burglary.
He's now jailed in Angelina County under $100,000 bond.