Robbery suspect: 'Stay in school, this ain't the life you want'

Noel Ramos, 19, accused of robbing two convenience stores, says family was in danger

SAN ANTONIO – A man accused of robbing two San Antonio convenience stores had plenty to say after his arrest Monday afternoon.

San Antonio police arrested 19-year-old Noel Ramos after serving a warrant in the 300 block of Wayside.

Sgt. Javier Salazar with SAPD said Ramos ran as he saw officers approaching him and was later caught after a short foot chase. An officer sustained minor injuries by jumping a fence during the chase.

As officers escorted Ramos to jail Monday night, he shared a message with the media.

"Stay in school and stuff. This ain't the life you want to live," he said. "When people want to kill you and do harm to you, it ain't funny. You gotta go what you gotta do to protect your family."

Ramos robbery surveillance pic

Surveillance picture of alleged robbery by Ramos.


Ramos is accused of robbing a convenience store at 110 Nassau on April 21.

Surveillance cameras showed a man approach the counter with a gun during the hold up and demand money.

He is accused of holding up another convenience store at 3202 West Avenue the next day.

In both cases, Sgt. Salazar said Ramos used a pistol but no one was hurt. He was charged with aggravated robbery.

Ramos said he robbed the stores to pay the people who wanted to hurt his family. Sgt. Salazar said police are looking into Ramos' claims. 

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