Police Search for Second Suspect in Robbery

Occurred on 7/19/12, 8:21 pm Robbery 2200 Agnes Street

Police en route to a local department store for a robbery were provided with additional suspect information. Lt. B. Ward and Senior Officer M. Ayala detained a man matching the suspect description given as he walked eastbound on Laredo Street.

Officers contacted the victim he told them he was sitting at a bus bench showing his phone to another male when a green Chevrolet pulled up to the curb. A man got out of the car and approached him. Both men who were strangers to the victim began assaulting him, punching him in the face. The men took the victim's phone and backpack. The suspect who took the backpack returned to the vehicle and drove off, leaving the other suspect to flee on foot.

Gilberto Reyes, 49, who was detained by Officers was positively identified by the victim and a witness as one of the robbers. Reyes was also found to have the victim's phone in his pant pocket and arrested. Reyes was charged with Robbery.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5'6" to 5'7" feet tall and last seen driving a green four door Chevrolet.  Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stop Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit a tip online at www.888TIPS.com.  Tipsters can earn a cash reward if the second suspect is arrested.

The victim sustained minor injuries which did not require medical treatment. His phone was recovered and returned to him.


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