Update: Investigation Shows Cigarette Robber Used Axe
EL PASO — A suspect who robbed an east El Paso Valero gas station early Monday morning was caught and arrested.
Carlos Vargas, 27, who was believed to have been using a bat during the robbery, was later determined to be in possession of the wooden handle of an axe. Vargas reportedly struck the clerk on the hand with the axe, demanding cigarettes, and then fled the store.
Officers arrested Vargas Tuesday for five outstanding Municipal Court warrants and the charge of Aggravated Robbery that occurred at the Valero.