Man arrested after threatening woman with gun

VICTORIA, Texas- On Saturday, 03/07/2020, 3:05 p.m., a female was sitting in the passenger seat of her vehicle, which was parked in the parking lot of Victoria Motel, 709 E. Rio Grande Street, when a Hispanic male approached the vehicle and tapped on the window with a handgun. The offender demanded money; however, the victim did not produce money and instead honked the horn of the vehicle.

The offender fled the location in a silver vehicle with the victim and her husband pursuing while providing information to VPD Telecommunications.

Officers located the suspect vehicle at 2100 E. Power Ave. where two subjects fled on foot. Officers pursued the subjects and apprehended one, 17 year old Victoria resident Anthony Moreno, at 2200 Port Lavaca Dr.

Moreno was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest or Detention. He remains in the custody of the Victoria County Jail.

This is an active case and other arrests are pending.

The information in this article was provided in a statement from Victoria Police Department. 

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