Alert witness helps police arrest 2 robbers

Rolando Gomez Jr., Gerardo Hernandez arrested in robbery at Cricket store

Author: Jenna Hiller, Reporter,
Published On: Jun 15 2012 07:51:38 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 15 2012 12:47:36 PM CDT

Police arrested two men and are looking for a third suspect after an armed robbery at a cell phone store on the North Side.

Two masked men walked into the Cricket store in the 4400 block of Blanco Road around 8 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, one of the men was armed with a gun and one had a Taser. 

The two suspects demanded cash from the register, then forced an employee and manager to the back of the store and took money from the safe. 

The men fled, but a witness from across street followed them and called police with a description of their car and license plate number. 

Police later found the suspects in the 500 block of Arbor and took them into custody.

They were identified as 21-year-old Rolando Gomez Jr. and 20-year-old Gerardo Hernandez.

Police interview the suspects and were told there was a third man involved who was the driver. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.