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For Immediate Release

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December 13, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Evan Salinas
Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division (956) 794-1200
U.S. Marshals Arrest Robbery Suspect

Laredo, TX – Today, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force arrested a man wanted for robbing a downtown store earlier this week.

Saul Enrique Garcia, wanted for aggravated robbery, was arrested at the 1600 block of Garfield by U.S. Marshals. On Tuesday, police responded to a robbery at the 400 block of Convent Avenue. According to police reports, Garcia allegedly stole a pair of shoes and ran out of the store. An employee that witnessed the act ran after the suspect and a fight ensued outside the store. Garcia then pushed the employee through a store window and ran off.

Unfortunately, the employee suffered large puncture wounds to his lower and mid torso. According to a police affidavit, “large shards of glass were protruding from the buttocks and lower back of the victim.” Due to the nature of the crime, police detectives requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in locating the suspect. After three days on the run, the suspect was finally arrested.

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members from the Laredo Police Department, Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Webb County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol, Webb County State Probation and Department of Homeland Security.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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