Suspected robbers arrested after high-speed crash

Suspects accused of robbing Exxon, attempting to rob Shell station


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Police arrested a pair of robbery suspects after they crashed their car into a concrete ditch just southwest of downtown.

The men, both in their early 30s, were suspected of a hold-up at an Exxon store on Interstate 10 and West Avenue. Police said two robbers held-up the cashier and got away with some cash.

The suspects then went to a Shell station at Interstate 35 and Cevallos and attempted to rob the cashier through the night window, but were unable to steal any money, police said.

SAPD officials believe the men were eyeing another store along I-35 at the Theo and Malone exit, but they were spotted by officers near Highway 90 just after 3 a.m.

The men fled and began to speed down Frio City Road when they missed the turn at Brazos Street and crashed, police said. 

Officers called for backup before they approached the wrecked car because the men were reportedly armed. The men were not injured and taken into custody.

SAPD officials have not released their names or said what charges they could face.

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