Adult, Two Juveniles Linked to Convenience Store Robberies
POSTED: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 4:02pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 8:12pm
Four Stripes convenience stores robbed in one day, and 25 year old Jose Olivo is said to be the driver of the get-away car, and his alleged accomplices, just kids.
"Two teenagers, a 14 and a 16 year old were detained in connection to the robbery." said Brownsville Police Dept. PIO, Eddie Garcia.
They're accused of actually going into the Stripes stores robbing the clerks while brandishing a handgun and knife. This is the last robbery the trio committed before getting caught a short time later.
Olivo, the alleged driver is claiming he was not there, that the kids acted alone, but surveillance pictures tell another story.
"It can be determined that there's a third individual being that while the other two are inside the store committing the robbery the brake lights on the vehicle are on, so it can be determined that there is a third person inside the vehicle waiting for those individuals inside." said Garcia.
After dashing out of the last robbery with a small amount of cash, police say the trio abandoned the get-away car in the Rio Del Sol subdivision while the juveniles fled to the Cameron Park area.
After heavily saturating the area, Police picked up the juveniles and were later pointed in the direction of Mister Jose Olivo.
He's been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and one count of organizing in criminal activity, his bond has been set at 100-thousand dollars. The teens remain in the juvenile detention facility in San Benito.