Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery; Demanded Money for Ailing Mother

BPD Samuel Barrera Click for Booking Photo

BROWNSVILLE–A Brownsville man gets arrested for attempted robbery on Monday afternoon after he tries to rob a woman to help out his mother who is sick.

A 39 -year-old woman claimed Samuel Barrera approached her with his hands inside his pocket, indicating he had a weapon and demanding money. 

The 36-year-old man told her he didn’t want to hurt anyone, but needed the money because his mother was sick.

The woman told Barrera to leave and he left empty-handed.

The man was seen entering a restaurant on Palm Blvd. where police found him around Noon. They said Barrera had no weapon and he was arrested without incident.

Barrera was arraigned on a charge of attempted robbery and his bond was set at $25,000.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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