Five juveniles ? four males and a female ? were arrested by San Angelo police early Tuesday after two early-morning armed robberies of two convenience stores.
The incident began at about 1:22 a.m. Tuesday when San Angelo police were dispatched to the Allsup?s Store at 3802 Sherwood Way. The store clerk told officers that three subjects entered the store.
One subject pointed a hand gun at him and demanded money. The other two subjects walked around behind the counter carrying baseball bats. The clerk described all three to be dressed in black clothing.
Two of the subjects were wearing bandanas covering their faces, and one was wearing a white mask. The subjects took a small amount of money from the register, exited and then fled north on Oxford Street.
While officers were conducting the investigation at the Allsup?s Store, another robbery call was dispatched to the Stripes Store at 5201 Knickerbocker Road.
The actors in this robbery were described identically as the suspects in the Allsup?s robbery. The clerk at the Knickerbocker Road Stripes Store stated three subjects had walked in armed with a handgun and baseball bats. They took a small sum of money, and two cases of beer.
Sgt. David Egger was in the area of the Stripes Store on Knickerbocker Road and observed a vehicle leaving the immediate area.
Egger observed several subjects in the car and watched as the vehicle turned west on Southland and immediately pulled up in front of a residence located in the 3400 block Southland. Egger said the driver got out and pretended as if he was knocking on the front door.
Egger then made contact with the vehicle and subjects and immediately saw the two cases of beer, baseball bats and a mask in the back seat. The subjects in the vehicle were identified as four male juveniles and one female juvenile.
Egger and Officer Ali Shah took all of the subjects into custody.
Officers searching the vehicle also found a handgun, baseball bats, bandanas and clothing that matched the descriptions given by the store clerks.
The juveniles were interviewed by Detectives Cory Moore and Justin Yarbrough.
The five juveniles were all booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for aggravated robbery.