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June 15th, 2011
SWAT team nabs robbery suspect

STAFF REPORT
A Hays County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team helped San Marcos police arrest a 33-year old male suspected of aggravated robbery on Wednesday morning.
Police did not release the name of the suspect, who is awaiting magistration.
Police suspect the man of being the same person who accosted and robbed a woman in the Walgreen’s parking lot at 639 East Hopkins Street early Tuesday morning. San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Sgt. Mike Wellman said the man threatened her with a knife and stole $3 at about 1:39 a.m.
A subsequent SMPD investigation led officers to a residence at 605 Valley Street on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Officers detained two men in the residence’s front yard and learned that the suspect was believed to be inside.
According to SMPD Assistant Chief Chase Stapp, members of the Hays County Crisis Negotiation Team used a loudspeaker to reach the suspect. When the suspect refused to leave the house for two and a half hours, the SWAT team surrounded the residence and deployed a Bearcat tactical vehicle to the side of the house. The suspect and an unidentified woman then left house and surrendered. Police briefly detained the woman.
Charges against the suspect were pending Wednesday afternoon.

STAFF REPORT

A Hays County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team helped San Marcos police arrest a 33-year old male suspected of aggravated robbery on Wednesday morning.

Police did not release the name of the suspect, who is awaiting magistration.

Police suspect the man of being the same person who accosted and robbed a woman in the Walgreen’s parking lot at 639 East Hopkins Street early Tuesday morning. San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Sgt. Mike Wellman said the man threatened her with a knife and stole $3 at about 1:39 a.m.

A subsequent SMPD investigation led officers to a residence at 605 Valley Street on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Officers detained two men in the residence’s front yard and learned that the suspect was believed to be inside.

According to SMPD Assistant Chief Chase Stapp, members of the Hays County Crisis Negotiation Team used a loudspeaker to reach the suspect. When the suspect refused to leave the house, the SWAT team surrounded the residence.  After about an hour and a half, police deployed a Bearcat tactical vehicle to the side of the home. The suspect and an unidentified woman then left the house and surrendered. Police briefly detained the woman.

Charges against the suspect were pending Wednesday afternoon.

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