Police believe suspects spray-painted truck in attempt to avoid police

Woman in custody, police search for man in West Side robbery

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SAN ANTONIO – Police said suspects in a Saturday morning robbery on the West Side may have spray-painted their truck to try to escape police detection.

Police received a call for the robbery of an individual in the 100 block of South Acme Road came in at about 8:50 a.m.

Police said the suspects displayed a weapon and threatened the victim, who was robbed but unharmed. The victim was able to give police a good description of the vehicle.

At about 9:30 a.m. police found a four-door Ram pickup, which matched the description the victim gave, and a woman in the area of 38th Street and Enrique Barrera Parkway. Police said a male suspect was still on the loose.

Parts of the truck police found appeared to be hastily painted in black, and police said they believe the suspects spray-painted it right after the robbery to try to conceal the vehicle.

Police said the woman was being taken into custody for questioning, and at that point was only facing a possession of marijuana charge.

The man, when he is located, will face an aggravated robbery charge, they said.

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Garrett Brnger is a reporter with KSAT 12.