SAPD: Man who wore purple-wig in East Side armed robbery arrested

Aaron Traylor, 32, expected to be charged with aggravated robbery

By Adrian Garcia - Digital Journalist

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail

SAN ANTONIO - A 32-year-old man who police said wore a purple wig in an armed robbery at an East Side convenience store was taken into custody Saturday and is facing a first-degree felony.

San Antonio police arrested Aaron Traylor less than 48 hours after they said he robbed a store clerk at gunpoint Thursday morning in the 900 block of North Hackberry.

The victim told police she was working when Traylor entered the New Express Stop store with a gun, jumped behind the counter and demanded money from the cash register.

Police said Traylor was wearing a purple wig and black hoodie but his fingerprints led to his arrest, according to an arrest affidavit.

A detective with the San Antonio Police Department said the store's surveillance footage captured Traylor committing the armed robbery and his fingerprints were later found on the store's glass countertop.

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The SAPD detective said Traylor was found to have an unrelated active Bexar County warrant when they took him into custody.

Traylor is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

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