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Man arrested following armed robbery at Midland tobacco store

A large police presence has been reported at a Midland gas station on Wednesday afternoon.
A large police presence has been reported at a Midland gas station on Wednesday afternoon.(Amber Mortensen)
Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 2:34 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - A man has been arrested after police say he tried to rob a tobacco store with a pellet rifle on Wednesday afternoon.

Jose Sauceda, 37, has been charged with aggravated robbery.

According to the Midland Police Department, officers were called to the 1000 block of North Midkiff at 1 p.m. for a report of a robbery.

When police arrived they learned that a man in a Chevrolet Tahoe had allegedly brandished a rifle at a clerk working at the business.

Thirty minutes later police saw a vehicle matching the suspect’s description at the Stripes at South Midkiff Road and I-20 and arrested Sauceda. Police say they found a pellet rifle in his vehicle.

Police initially told CBS7 they were also searching for a woman in connection with the robbery. No details have been released on that suspect at this time.

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