Robber Offers to Leave Collateral for Cash He Says He Intends to Repay


POSTED: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 2:52pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:58am

A robbery spree has come to an end after Brownsville Police arrest the suspect off of International Blvd.

Carlos Trevino, charged with four, what appeared to be relatively friendly, robberies.

"He talked to the clerk very friendly, in a friendly way, he made conversations with other patrons that were going there, customers." said Eddie Garcia, Public Information Officer for the Brownsville Police Department.

Despite his calm, friendly, demeanor, his actions still constitute crimes, as he told each clerk he had a gun on him when asking for cash, and not even all the cash, just enough to get him by.

The first robbery occurred back on August 31st at the Stripes off of the 800 block on International Blvd.

"He asked for $20 from the clerk and he offered to leave the clerk a weapon as collateral or that he would leave some drugs for those $20 and that he would return and repay him." said Garcia.

Fast forward to September 23rd, he changes up his type of hit location, police report rather than a convenient store/ gas station, he went for a fast food joint, he claimed to have needed cash for gas. Police say he asked the manager to loan him 40-bucks and he offered to once again leave his weapon, they gave him the cash, without accepting the collateral.

Then in the last week, he targeted two more Stripes store, the first off of East Loop and the second off of East 14th. The first store he got away with the requested 20-bucks, but the second store, the clerk talked him out of the crime. He left empty handed and was apprehended a short time later...

Trevino has been given a 70-thousand dollar bond for the four aggravated robbery charges against him.

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