Man Wanted for Robbing a Family on the Fourth of July is Arrested

POSTED: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 2:05pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:45pm

Second Suspect Remains at Large

Brownsville Police say this was no random act. 18-year-old Nestor Navarro knew the person he robbed at knife-point. The crime happened the afternoon of the Fourth of July when the victim, his wife, brother and friend were inside their apartment on Old Port Isabel Road.

"Somebody that they know came to the apartment brandishing a knife along with another friend of his, also with knife on hand, threatening them not to call police and telling them they were being robbed."

The victims did as they were told. They complied with the suspects and let them ransack the home as they searched for valuables to take.

"This individual proceeded to make away with numerous electronics from within the department that included some Xbox systems, games, computer system and also some cash."

It appears Navarro and his accomplice had no problem identifying themselves during the robbery. Sergeant Eddie Garcia says the suspects didn't disguise themselves and there may be a motive for this robbery.

"Navarro is said to be upset over some texting that the victim had been doing to another friend of Navarro’s."

Luckily, no one was injured during the Fourth of July robbery but Navarro and his accomplice made away with the stolen goods but not for too long.

Navarro was arrested yesterday afternoon on the 300 block of Mc.Davitt Boulevard. Garcia says most of the stolen items have been recovered and will be returned to the victim.

The 18-year-old faced a judge this morning. He was charged with four counts of aggravated robbery. His bond was set at $400,000.

Police are still on the lookout for the second suspect involved in the Fourth of July robbery.