A man convicted of robbing the Lopez Minit Stop in Robstown in 2006 has been arrested in connection to the Feb. 7 robbery of a Robstown Stripes store.
Christopher Michael Marines, 28, of 401 Upshaw Blvd., Robstown, was apprehended by officer Javier Aleman at 3:10 p.m. Friday while at a friend's apartment at 593 Lincoln Ave, said Robstown police.
Marines was arrested on a charge of aggravated robbery and taken to the Nueces County jail on $75,000 bond.
Police said a Hispanic man walked into the Stripes store at 100 W. Avenue J. at about 3:15 a.m. Feb. 7. while brandishing a steak knife in his right hand.
The robber demanded that the store's female clerk, who was working alone at the time, give him money and the clerk handed over $19.60 in cash.
The clerk said the robber covered his mouth and nose with his left hand, but she noticed a scar on his face as he rubbed his nose.
Police said the robbery was caught on video surveillance tape, which was recovered as evidence.
Upon viewing the surveillance tape, investigators said that the Stripes robber matched the description and used the same method of operation as Marines used during the Sept. 16, 2006 robbery of Lopez Minit Stop at 701 Lincoln Ave.
A photo line-up was obtained and the Strips clerk identified Marines as the robber of her store.
A felony arrest warrant for Marines was obtained before Marines was located Friday at a friend's apartment in Robstown.
Marines is currently on probation for seven years after being convicted of aggravated robbery in connection to the Lopez Minit Stop hold-up.