Pair arrested in clothing store robbery

Samantha Moreno, David Longoria accused of stealing items at knifepoint

SAN ANTONIO – A woman's familiar face appears to have played a role in her arrest in connection with a robbery at a North Side clothing store. 

Samantha Moreno, 23, was arrested Wednesday, along with David Longoria, 26. 

Both are accused of taking part in the crime on Sept. 13 at Marshall's in the 1700 block of N. Loop 1604 East.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that a loss prevention employee recognized Moreno when she walked into the store as someone who had stolen from the business in the past. 

He told police that, because he was familiar with Moreno, he began watching her on the store's surveillance cameras. 

The affidavit stated that the worker said he saw Moreno remove the security tags off several purses and other items, then walk out of the store without paying. 

Police said when employees confronted Moreno outside, Longoria walked up and pulled out a knife, the affidavit stated. 

Robbery detectives who were investigating the case said they also were familiar with Moreno because she had left a purse at the scene of another theft in August, and that it contained pawn shop receipts bearing both her and Longoria's names, the affidavit stated. 

Both suspects were booked into the Bexar County Jail with bond set at $30,000 for the aggravated robbery charge. Moreno also is charged with theft.

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