San Antonio police: Justin Patton, Robert Cook arrested in connection with separate robberies

Patton accused of robbing Church's Chicken at gunpoint; Cook accused of stealing beer from Shell station

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police say they've put the wraps on two separate armed robbery cases with the arrest of two suspects identified as 37-year-old Justin Patton and 19-year-old Robert Cook.

An arrest affidavit stated Justin Patton robbed a Church's Chicken on Culebra Road back in July.

A worker told police the suspected robber ordered food at first, then pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Police say they developed leads recently that pointed them to Patton and he was positively identified in a lineup. The affidavit stated Patton was charged with aggravated robbery.

In a separate case, Robert Cook is accused of stealing beer from a Shell Gas station on Potranco Road in August.

The arrest affidavit stated the clerk told police the suspected thief pulled a knife on him when he tried to stop him.

Approximately 47 minutes after the robbery, police were called to a minor accident nearby that involved a vehicle that matched a description of one used during the robbery.

The affidavit stated one of the people involved in the accident also matched the description of the robbery suspect.

Police took Cook into custody at the time and he was positively identified as the suspect. Robert Cook was charged with aggravated robbery as well, the affidavit stated.


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