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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Local Business Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Arrest Suspect

On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to Planet K at 910 North IH-35 for a report of an aggravated robbery.

Witnesses informed police that the store was robbed at gunpoint by a Hispanic male wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, and a dark bandanna over his face. The suspect fled the business prior to officers arriving on scene. 

Officer in the area began a search for the suspect, while initial responding officers interviewed witnesses at the business. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect may have fled in a tan color suburban. Police searched the area and were able to locate a vehicle matching the described vehicle in the 800 block of Sturgeon. 

Officers began surveillance on the vehicle and within minutes, Abraham Barrera (01/13/2000) approached the vehicle. Barrera was then observed entering a residence. Additional units responded to the area where Barrera was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and Theft of a Firearm. 

Abraham Barrera         Abraham Barrera

Evidence and property were found at the scene on Sturgeon as well as the firearm used in the robbery. Investigators determined the firearm to be stolen. 

A records check of Barrera discovered a warrant for violating his probation. He is currently at the Hays County Jail with no bond due to the pending probation violation. 

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