UPDATE AT 9:24 p.m., 12/6/2011 4:00pm Robbery (Suspects Arrested) 3640 Leopard (Safari Inn)
At around 4:oo p.m. Officers and U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force located a possible suspect, in the Charter Northwest Bank Robbery, near the Safari Inn at 3640 Leopard. Further investigation led them to a room where three other individuals were located within at the hotel. All four of the individuals were detained and transported to the Police Main Station for questioning.
Detectives were able to identify Victor Gutierrez (1.22.1968) as the person in the video surveillance footage from the robbery. He was charged. While awaiting transport to jail, Gutierrez claimed a medical emergency. Medic units responded to the Main Station and transported Gutierrez to the hospital to be seen by physicians, while still under guard by Officers. Once cleared at the hospital, Gutierrez was transported to the City Detention Center.
The female seen on the video, Francisca Cuellar (3.2.1984) was arrested on a Parole Violation and taken to the City Detention Center. Detectives will continue the investigation to determine her role in the Robbery.
The two other individuals were interviewed and released by Detectives.
Occurred on 12/06/11, 12:29 p.m. Robbery 10502 Leopard Street 1112060047
Officers responded to the Charter Bank for a bank robbery involving two suspects. Upon their arrival, Officers contacted bank personnel who reported a Hispanic male accompanied by a Hispanic female passed one of the tellers a note demanding money. The note stated the male was armed with a firearm.
The teller complied with the demands and the suspects fled on foot southbound towards Leopard Street taking with them an undetermined amount of money.
The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years of age, 5’5″ to 5’8″ feet tall, and weighing 180 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a bear logo on it. No weapon was seen
The second suspect is described as a curly-haired Hispanic female, 35 to 40 years of age, 5’2″ to 5’5″ feet tall, and weighing 130 lbs. She was last seen wearing a hooded turquoise jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone having any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or the Corpus Christi Police Department Homicide/Robbery Bureau 361-886-2841.