Robbery This Morning Similar To A Crime Trend From Last Year

Date:  Friday, June 10, 2016   09:45 a.m.
Location:  6500 South Staples
Incident: Robbery
Case Number:  1606100049

A restaurant employee was robbed at about 09:45 this morning as she walked into her place of employment in the 6500 block of South Staples. She had just arrived at the restaurant after coming directly from a bank.   It appears that she was followed from that bank and then robbed in a manner consistent with a type of street crime known as “jugging”.

The Offenders in this mornings crime were described as three young black males. The suspect vehicle was described as an older model silver or gray four door car.

Corpus Christi was targeted for this type of crime early last year and the department responded with a massive public information effort, enhanced bank patrols, and undercover special assignments. Some of the offenders were identified and it was confirmed that they were part a well-organized street crimes gang from Houston.

All citizens, especially business employees, are once again asked to be very aware and vigilant when leaving the bank after any transaction.   It appears that the preferred method of the criminal is to follow the person from the bank and then take the money from a vehicle if the money is left in an unattended vehicle.   These types of criminals will also approach people to forcibly take the money if it was not left in the vehicle.

Anyone who can identify anyone involved in this robbery, or has any additional information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or submit the information online at http://www.888TIPS.com. Crime Stoppers guarantees to keep the identity secret of anyone who provides information and if the information leads to an arrest, it could earn the caller a cash reward.