Second arrest made in aggravated robbery at Ulta beauty store near Ingram Park Mall, BCSO says

Suspect told authorities they robbed store because they needed money, affidavit states

Geremy Anthony Blanco has been charged with aggravated robbery, according to BCSO. (Bexar County Jail, BCSO)
Geremy Anthony Blanco has been charged with aggravated robbery, according to BCSO. (Bexar County Jail, BCSO) (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A second person accused of an armed robbery at an Ulta beauty store has been arrested, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Geremy Anthony Blanco, 28, was arrested Thursday afternoon by BCSO deputies and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, booking records with the Bexar County Jail show.

Another suspect in the case, Steven Lopez, 29, was arrested earlier this week after trying to evade authorities, deputies said.

Man accused of stealing cologne from Ulta, flashing gun at employees who tried to interfere, SAPD says
Man accused of stealing cologne from Ulta, flashing gun at employees who tried to interfere, SAPD says

According to San Antonio police, they went to the beauty store in the 6000 block of NW Loop 410, near Ingram Park Mall, on the morning of June 2 and started to shop.

A store associate attempted to help the pair before they met by the men’s fragrances, police said.

Employees then saw them place several men’s fragrances into a store basket before they walked toward the front door, according to investigators.

Employees attempted to stop them from fleeing and Lopez pulled out a gun, pointed it at them, and said “back off b****,” arrest warrant affidavits state.

The employees did not interfere and the pair took off.

The two men were the subjects in a Crime Stoppers report that had asked for the public’s help in identifying them.

The affidavit for Blanco states that after the Crime Stoppers report was released, an SAPD detective was contacted by BCSO detectives who “were familiar” with the pair.

BCSO identified the suspects, the affidavit states, and one of the victims was able to identify them.

BCSO Public Information Officer Johnny Garcia said Blanco was arrested Thursday afternoon after deputies executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of Gillette Blvd.

Blanco was also wanted on a charge of terroristic threats from an incident on the same day of the robbery, records show.

In that incident, investigators said, Blanco called a man and threatened his family.

His bond is set at $165,000, records show.

Lopez was arrested on Wednesday after he tried to evade authorities, BCSO said.

He is also facing charges of felon in possession of a firearm, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, evading arrest and possession, records show. He also had an out-of-state warrant for his arrest.

Lopez told authorities that they robbed the store because they “both needed money,” according to an affidavit.

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