"Arlington police arrested a Saginaw man suspected of robbing a store Thursday while wearing tactical gear and carrying a fake assault-style rifle.
About 1:30 p.m., police responded to a robbery in the 1100 block of East Pioneer Parkway, near South Collins Street, where a victim told officers a man had entered the store wearing a “raid-syle” vest with SWAT printed on the back. The man was also wearing tactical pants and carrying an assault style rifle, which turned out to be an Airsoft BB gun."
Perp robs store wearing tactical gear. It happens.
Yes, what jumps out there is that there actually was a robbery with things taken and nothing suggests that the perp was wearing anything that would hinder their movement, unlike SwatPerp who didn't take anything and had an awkard setup hindering their movement. BB himself just recently shot down the burglary/robbery angle:
“There’s no reason why an individual would break into a church, dressed in that type of clothing and stage a robbery, or what would appear to be a robbery – going through the building, breaking glass and opening doors,” he told People. “If that person was really there to commit a robbery, why did they kill my wife and leave her wedding ring on her finger?”
In the linked article above where the perp shot someone with a BB gun, they also stole money rather than leaving empty-handed, like also with the military dress perps in the other crime, they got away with about $8K worth of items. When people are there to rob/burglarize in tactical gear, they actually do that rather than leave empty-handed even when someone has gotten shot.