Police searching for suspect in Mall of Abilene Aggravated Robbery (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 17:03 (1491 days ago)

Suspect: Heavy set Hispanic male, possibly in early 20’s, short black hair, wearing red shirt, black and grey sneakers with red laces, black or dark grey cargo style shorts, watch with white band
Vehicle: Possibly late model red Chevy truck

ABILENE TX- On Monday, January 19 at approximately 8:27 p.m. a man and his wife walked out of a Mall of Abilene store to their parked vehicle. They were approached by a Hispanic male near their car. The wife had gotten into the vehicle and while the man was walking around to get in, he was threatened by the Hispanic male with a weapon, possibly resembling a box cutter. The victim handed over a small amount of cash. The suspect got into a red colored truck and fled the scene.

The suspect was captured minutes earlier on store surveillance entering the store. Police urge anyone with any information regarding the suspect or the aggravated robbery to call police at (325) 676-6610 or Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676- TIPS.

Police searching for suspect in Mall of Abilene Aggravated Robbery

by Public Information Officer, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 09:24 (1490 days ago) @ Public Information Officer

UPDATE: Arrest made

The Abilene Police Department Criminal Investigation Division arrested Milole Joseph Ortega, DOB 06/17/1992, for the Aggravated Robbery which occurred in the parking lot of the Mall of Abilene on Monday, January 19, 2015. Ortega was contacted by patrol officers on Tuesday evening in reference to a Public Intoxication call. He matched the description of the man who possibly committed the Aggravated Robbery at the Mall of Abilene parking lot a day earlier. The investigation ultimately revealed Ortega was the person who committed the Aggravated Robbery in the parking lot of the Mall outside of Best Buy. Ortega was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery. His bond is set at $30,000.

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