SAN ANTONIO – A man who allegedly robbed an Ulta beauty store last week and flashed a gun at employees has been arrested, according to authorities.
Steven Lopez, 29, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in the incident that happened June 2 at the store located in the 6000 block of NW Loop 410, near Ingram Park Mall, records show.
San Antonio police said Lopez and an unnamed person went to the beauty store at 10:35 a.m. and began to shop. A store associate attempted to help the pair before they met by the men’s fragrances, police said.
Employees then saw Lopez place several men’s fragrances into a store basket while the other person grabbed cologne off the display, according to investigators.
The pair started to walk toward the front door and the employees attempted to stop them from fleeing.
Police said Lopez pulled out a gun and pointed it at the employees. The employees did not interfere and the pair took off.
According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the Gang Intelligence Unit investigated the robbery with SAPD’s Robbery Task Force.
BCSO deputies found that Lopez was arrested by SAPD on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm after a crash on Tuesday. He later bailed out of jail for that charge.
Deputies on Wednesday went to the bail bonds location for more information on Lopez and discovered that he was at the site.
Deputies approached him to apprehend him on the active warrants, but Lopez tried to run off, according to BCSO.
A struggle ensued and Lopez fled on foot, according to BCSO. He was eventually found and placed into custody.
One deputy suffered two small fractures in his hand during the incident, BCSO said.
He is also facing charges of assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, evading arrest and possession, records show. He also had an out-of-state warrant for his arrest.