SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a man they say is responsible for several store robberies over the past few months.
Victor Gonzales, 34, has been taken into police custody.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, on Sept. 5 Gonzales demanded money from a cashier at a Dollar General store in the 2800 block of Nogalitos Street while pointing a semi-automatic handgun. The cashier searched for the keys to open the register but was unable to find them, the affidavit said. Gonzales in that instance did not receive any money.
The affidavit said police also tied Gonzales to an aggravated robbery on Aug. 31 at a Circle K convenience store near the same location.
As Gonzales left the store with the money, surveillance video captured him using his left palm to push open the door and police were able to extract a print, the affidavit said.
The affidavit said Gonzales also allegedly robbed an EZPAWN earlier in the summer, and wore similar clothes to all the robberies. Police were able to connect him to all the crimes through the clothing used as well as a unique tattoo of an outline of a Playboy bunny on his neck, the affidavit said.
Police confirmed his identity through a recent booking photo as well as matching his palm prints.
Gonzales is charged with multiple counts of aggravated robbery.