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June 15th, 2011
SWAT action results in arrest of robbery suspect


San Marcos police arrested a 33-year old suspect in an aggravated robbery following a SWAT team call out Wednesday around 11 a.m.

Police have not released the name of the suspect pending magistration. The incident began around 11 a.m. Wednesday after an arrest team composed of SWAT team members surrounded a residence at 605 Valley Street.

The suspect was wanted in an early morning aggravated robbery that occurred Tuesday, June 14 around 1:39 a.m.  A man accosted a woman in the Walgreen’s parking lot at 639 E. Hopkins and robbed her at knifepoint of around $3, said Sgt. Mike Wellman of the San Marcos Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

The subsequent investigation led police to the address on Valley Street on Wednesday, June 15 around 11 a.m. Officers detained two men in the front yard and learned that the suspect was believed to be inside.

Officers called to the suspect using a loud speaker, said assistant police chief Chase Stapp.  When the suspect refused to come out, the SWAT team surrounded the residence. Members of the Hays County Crisis Negotiation Team continued using the loud speaker for about an hour and a half to urge the suspect to come out of the home.

The arrest team deployed a Bearcat tactical vehicle to the side of the house. The suspect and an unidentified woman came out of the house and surrendered. She was detained briefly and released.
Charges against the suspect were pending Wednesday afternoon.

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2 thoughts on “SWAT action results in arrest of robbery suspect

  1. Excellent job from the SMPD SWAT and the Hays County Crisis Negotiation Team, life and limb protected and now justice will due its course.

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