Juvenile detained for Burglary with Intent To Commit a Felony and Aggravated Robbery

VICTORIA, Texas- On Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 5:48 a.m. Victoria Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Mallette Dr. in response to a robbery, according to a statement released by Victoria Police.

A 72-year-old male victim was sitting inside of his vehicle outside of his residence at approximately 5:30 a.m. when he was approached by a young Hispanic male offender. The offender made up a ruse to get the victim to go back inside of his residence. Once inside the residence, the offender kicked the victim down and demanded money.

The victim’s 70-year-old wife heard the commotion and came into the room which prompted the offender to run away.

Officers combed the area; however, they were unable to locate the offender.

On Sunday, March 15th, 2020, at approximately 9:15 a.m., officers responded to 3700 N. Laurent St. in reference to another robbery.

A 53- year- old victim was approached by a young Hispanic male offender in a black vehicle and was asked for change for larger bills. When the victim said he didn’t have the change requested, the offender pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.

The victim was able to write down the license plate of the offender vehicle as it left the location.

At 9:49 a.m., a VPD officer located the offender vehicle traveling at 700 Mallette Dr. and made a felony stop on it at 200 Kelly Crick.

The driver, a 16-year-old male juvenile, was positively identified as the offender from both the robbery on Mallette Dr. and the robbery on N. Laurent St.

The juvenile was detained and transported to the Victoria County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with Burglary with Intent to Commit a Felony and Aggravated Robbery.