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SAPD: Victims use frying pan to serve up painful lesson to robbery suspect

Victims take fake gun from suspect after hitting him

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A man has been arrested in connection with a Northwest Side robbery on Tuesday, San Antonio police said.

Ross Robert Villarreal, 21, was identified as the suspect in the robbery that happened 8700 block of Cinnamon Creek, Tuesday morning.

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According to records, Villareal is facing two counts of felony robbery in the first degree.

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A man is facing robbery charges and possibly nursing a headache after a run-in with some would-be victims at an apartment in the Medical Center area early Tuesday morning.

San Antonio police say the victims used a frying pan to hit the man in the head after he barged into their apartment in the middle of the night and tried to rob them at gunpoint.

The man allegedly was on the run after robbing a 25-year-old around 12:30 a.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 8700 block of Cinnamon Creek. In that instance, he stole the victim’s wallet and cellphone.

Police say after committing that crime, he climbed a fence into the Spice Creek apartments, then kicked in the front door of the unit where he met up with the frying pan and its owners.

They say the victims were able to take away the man’s fake gun after hitting him in the head.

When officers arrived, they took him into custody and arrested him. He is being charged in both robberies.

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