Abraham Barrera, 19
Local business robbed at gunpoint, suspect jailed
On Monday, March 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m., the San Marcos Police Department responded to Planet K at 910 North IH-35 for a report of an aggravated robbery.
Witnesses informed police that the store was robbed at gunpoint by a Hispanic male wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, and a dark bandana over his face. The suspect fled the business prior to officers arriving on scene.
Officers in the area began a search for the suspect, while initial responding officers interviewed witnesses at the business. During the investigation, officers learned the suspect may have fled in a tan color suburban. Police searched the area and were able to locate a vehicle matching the described vehicle in the 800 block of Sturgeon.
Officers began surveillance on the vehicle and within minutes, Abraham Barrera, 19, approached the vehicle. Barrera was then observed entering a residence. Additional units responded to the area where Barrera was arrested for aggravated robbery and theft of a firearm.
Evidence and property were found at the scene on Sturgeon as well as the firearm used in the robbery. Investigators determined the firearm to be stolen.
A records check of Barrera discovered a warrant for violating his probation. He is currently at the Hays County Jail with no bond due to the pending probation violation.