SAPD arrest man suspected of weekend robbery spree

Edward Huffman, 27, accused of Cricket store hold up

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested a man they believe may have been involved in a 30-minute crime spree on Saturday that included three robberies and one failed attempted holdup.

Edward Huffman, 27, was charged on Monday with aggravated robbery.

Police said just after 10 a.m. Saturday, two men stole an SUV from a man who was unloading luggage from it at a Holiday Inn at 1225 E. Chavaneaux. That vehicle was used as a getaway car following an armed robbery at a Cricket store across Loop 410 from the hotel. Less than a half-hour later, a woman said one of the men tried to rob her at the intersection of S. Zarzamora St. and Brunswick St. The fourth crime happened near there in a church parking lot. One of the men pointed a handgun at a pastor and took his truck, abandoning the stolen SUV there.

"We had robbery call after robbery call coming out here. It got to the point where we were just trying to anticipate where the next area (was) that the individual was going to hit," said San Antonio police Officer Doug Greene.

On Monday afternoon, police found Huffman at his apartment in the 7900 block of Pipers Creek. They said they found items related to the Cricket store robbery. Officers also found the stolen truck in the parking lot.

Huffman was charged with aggravated robbery. He also had a warrant for an unrelated theft charge.

"We're just thankful that nobody was seriously injured or killed. An individual like, this who we have evidence showing that he robbed this Cricket store, and then reasonable suspicion that he may be involved in the other robberies -- who's to say that he would've went out later today or this coming weekend or could've tried to rob somebody else and they could've got hurt?" Greene said.

Police are still looking for the second suspect. If you have any information on the case, call SAPD's Robbery Task Force at 210-207-0300 or Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP.


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