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Masked gunman wearing dreadlock wig arrested after robbing San Marcos Metro PCS

Christian Kearney, 42, charged with aggravated robbery

Courtesy: San Marcos Police Department
Courtesy: San Marcos Police Department

SAN ANTONIO – Police arrested the dreadlock-wearing masked gunman who San Marcos police said was on the run for months after robbing a local Metro PCS.

Police said Christian Kearney, 42, was found Aug. 8 and taken into custody by San Antonio police and members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

San Marcos Police Department officials said Kearney robbed the Metro PCS store located in the 1500 block of Aquarena Springs Drive around 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 4.

Kearney disguised himself by wearing a mask and a dreadlock wig when he entered the cellphone carrier store and robbed it at gunpoint, police said.

Police said Kearney took off with an undisclosed amount of money.

A Facebook post shared May 17 by the Police Department said Kearney was spotted at a business across the street from Metro PCS and he and his vehicle were captured on surveillance video.

Aggravated Robbery Metro PCS

San Marcos Police are seeking help from the public identifying a man who robbed a Metro PCS store in February of this year. On Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, a man robbed the Metro PCS store at 1515 Aquarena Springs Drive around 4:50 p.m. The suspect was disguised in a mask and dreadlock wig and brandished a black handgun during the robbery. He took an undisclosed amount of money. Prior to the robbery, the suspect was seen at a business across the street from Metro PCS and photographed by surveillance cameras. Surveillance cameras also photographed the suspect’s car, a black four-door Hyundai Sonata with black custom wheels. The suspect is likely responsible for additional armed robberies across the region. People with information on the suspect are asked to contact Detective Aubry at paubry@sanmarcostx.gov or call the SMPD non-emergency line at 512.753.2108.

Posted by San Marcos Police Department on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Officials said the Facebook post helped investigators track down Kearney in San Antonio and led to his arrest.

Kearney is now being charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

If he is convicted, officials said, Kearney could face anywhere from five to 99 years in jail. His bond has been set at $200,000.

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