At approximately 3:30 PM on Monday, January 17, 2022, officers were dispatched to the 4800 block of Moravian, reference a robbery.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 19-year-old male who advised that at approximately 2:49 PM, as he was getting into his vehicle, he was approached by an unknown male who displayed a handgun and demanded that he the victim drive him to a secondary location.
The victim advised that they were in the area of the 4800 block of Moravian when the victim was able to escape the vehicle, after a struggle. The victim sustained minor injuries and was able to seek help from a nearby citizen.
Officers were able to track down the offender to a residence located on the 600 block of Dolores. The victim’s vehicle was located on the 700 block of Francesca.
Officers made contact with the offender, who was still in possession of the keys to the stolen vehicle as well as the handgun that was believed to be used in the commission of the robbery.
A field ID was completed, with the offender being positively identified.
As a result, the offender 28-year-old Roland Gomez was arrested. Gomez was charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, Possession of a Firearm by Felon and was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for Possession of a Firearm by Felon.
Gomez was booked in at the City Detention Center and will be transported to the Nueces County Jail after he is processed.