Ignited Blow Torch Used in Convenience Store Robbery

Ignited Blow Torch Used in Convenience Store Robbery
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Monday, December 5, 2011 - 9:03am

EL PASO - Police say a man used an ignited blow torch to rob a convenience store.  Officers say 42 year old Osbaldo Estrada went into the 7-11 in the 3600 block of Montana shortly after midnight Monday.  

Estrada then confronted the store clerk with the ignited torch and demanded cash from the register.  The clerk ran from the store and flagged down a police officer at the same time Estrada exited the store.

Estrada refused to stop for police, but was caught after police chased him.

Estrada was charged with Aggravated Robbery and booked into the El Paso County Jail.

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