Armed Robbery Committed For Baby Formula

CORPUS CHRISTI–Corpus Christi Police report three people robbed a convenience store on Thursday morning so their family could buy baby formula for a child.

Officers responded to an armed robbery around 2:30 am at a Stripes Convenience store in the North Beach area of Corpus Christi. The clerk reported two Hispanic males held him up at gunpoint, taking an undetermined amount of money and cigarettes.

Shortly after that, Portland Police pulled over a car with the suspects and they were arrested. Officers said the stolen items were found inside the car and a pistol was recovered.

Jared Dimas, 18, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested for aggravated robbery. They also took into custody Elizabeth Garcia, 19, the sister of the juvenile, who was in the getaway car at the time of the robbery.

Garcia confessed Dimas and the juvenile committed the robbery so they could buy baby formula.

Garcia and Dimas were taken to the Nueces County Jail, while the teen was taken to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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