Police arrest suspect after Allsup’s robbery in Floydada

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man after he was identified as a suspect in an aggravated robbery at a convenience store in Floydada early Tuesday.

 

Robert Anthony Garcia, 21, was taken into custody and booked into the Crosby County jail after officials received information leading them to his whereabouts, according to a statement released by Floydada Police.

“Crosby County Deputies along with Ralls PD located Garcia and took him into custody inside the City of Ralls,” the release states. “Officers from the Floydada Police Department went in route to Ralls to identify Garcia as the suspect. Floydada Police confirmed it was Garcia who was still wearing the clothes he committed the aggravated robbery in.”

Police released the statement late Tuesday - less than 24 hours after the robbery.

During the early morning hours, a suspect — later identified as Garcia — entered the Allsup’s Convenience Store in the 100 block of East Houston Street in Floydada and allegedly assaulted the clerk, taking the clerk’s car keys in the process.

According to the report, Garcia then fled the scene in the clerk’s vehicle listed as a four-door, silver 2012 Nissan Altima.

Police released the information along with images of the crime in progress in an effort to obtain information on Garcia, which ultimately led to his identification and capture.

“Floydada Police Department would like to thank the Crosby County Sheriff’s Office and Ralls Police Department for their outstanding work,” the statement reads.

The department also expressed its gratitude to the community for help providing information.

Garcia is being held on a $100,000 bond.

 

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