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Teen caught on camera robbing West Side food mart at gunpoint arrested after Crime Stoppers tip

Efrain Martinez, 17, charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio teenager was taken into custody overnight after being identified as one of two suspects accused of holding up a West Side food mart during a robbery last month.

Efrain Martinez, 17, has been charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery.

He was captured on surveillance camera using a handgun to rob Sam’s Corner Food Mart, located in the 700 block of Cincinnati Ave., along with another man on Oct. 27, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

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The footage was later released as part of a Crime Stoppers report and a person recognized Martinez after seeing the story on television.

Video also showed one of the suspects taking money from the register and tossing boxes of cigarettes into a bag. The pair also ran off with jewelry belonging to the couple, including chains and a wedding ring.

No word on whether the second suspect has been arrested.

Martinez is being held on a $50,000 bond.


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