San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

December 1st, 2009
Police nab suspect in store robberies

Robert Daniel Ramirez, Jr.

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos police arrested a San Marcos man for aggravated robbery early Monday after two convenience stores were robbed by an armed man wearing a stocking over his face.

Robert Daniel Ramirez, Jr., 20, was arrested by the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) around 1 a.m. Monday after a traffic stop by police as he sped out of the Quix convenience store parking lot at 1004 Interstate-35 North.

The SMPD responded to an alarm at Sac N Pac, 1200 SH 80, at 8:33 p.m. Sunday night. The store clerk told police that the store had just been robbed by a man wearing a stocking over his face and displaying a small handgun.

The Quix store on I-35 alerted police at 1 a.m. Monday about an aggravated robbery. The store clerk told SMPD that an Hispanic male wearing a nylon stocking over his face displayed a small handgun and robbed the store of cash.

SMPD Officer Robert Elrod responded and observed a maroon Chevrolet passenger car leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed.  Elrod conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver as Ramirez.

Ramirez was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. He is being held in the Hays County Law Enforcement Center under a $20,000 bond.

The SMPD is continuing its investigation, believing Ramirez may be responsible for other robberies that have taken place in the area during the past few weeks.

Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony punishable by imprisonment for life or for any term between five and 99 years. The fine could be as high as $10,000.

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