By Allan Jamail
Jacinto City, TX. – Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10 PM, as the clerk of the CVS Pharmacy at 10222 East Freeway was closing and locking the doors, gunmen charged into the store, waving handguns and forced the clerk to give them the store’s money.
Police arrived at the store after receiving a call from a witness, who said the robbers ran out of the store. One of the officers’s spotted the gunmen running away on foot behind the store. The fleeing suspects got into a vehicle waiting for them, but after a short chase, patrol units caught them. Five male suspects, and one female driving the get-away vehicle, were taken into custody. Officers recovered the weapons and an undetermined amount of cash. All Suspects were charged with Aggravated Robbery.
Chief Ayala praised Officers A. Kamali, O. Elizondo, and Sgt. E. Ramos for their quick action and having made the arrests without firing a shot. Chief Ayala said, “I’m proud of the police force for their quick responses to citizen calls and their ability to maintain safety to the community.”