Local business robbed at gunpoint, suspect in custody

Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Police Department.

Photo courtesy of the San Marcos Police Department.

Sierra Martin

The San Marcos Police Department responded Monday afternoon to an aggravated robbery at Planet K at 910 North IH-35. The suspect, Abraham Barrera, 19, is in custody.

Witnesses informed police the store was robbed at gunpoint and described the suspect as a Hispanic male wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and a dark bandana over his face.

Due to witness accounts, Police located the tan-colored suburban the suspect used to flee the scene on the 800 block of Sturgeon. While surveilling the vehicle Barrera, approached the suburban and was seen entering a residence, where he was then apprehended.

Barrera was arrested on a charge of aggravated robbery and theft of a firearm. SMPD searched the residence and found evidence related to the robbery as well as the firearm used, which was determined by authorities to be stolen.

Barrera had a warrant out for his arrest due to violating probation and is currently at the Hays County Jail with no bond due to the probation violation.

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