Suspect Arrested on Robbery and Assault Crimes

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 8:47am

A 38 year-old Harlingen man is behind bars for robbery and assault that occurred in a restroom.

Police responded to the American Legion in reference to a robbery in progress. The victim was punched several times in the face and back of the head by Rene Sandoval Villegas. They say he then tried stealing the victims wallet, then fled the area on foot. Villegas was eventually caught by police, but a female victim came forward to police and reported that Villegas assaulted her and burned the right side of her face with a lit cigarette. Villegas was given a $48,000 dollar bond.

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