Police Arrest Suspect in Convenience Store Robberies
BROWNSVILLE — Police arrested 24 year-old Santos Garcia Vela who is accused of robbing two convenience stores located off on Palm Blvd. last week. In the first incident police report that Vela pulled out a knife and threatened the clerk before leaving the store with a case of beer and cigarettes. In the second incident, which occurred later the same day, but this time he demanded money from the register and that's when the store owner pulled out a gun and shot at Veal. Police were able to track down Vela this week and arrest him.