A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on Tuesday morning for their connection in the armed robbery of Sutherland's in October.
Alice Police Department with the assistance of the United States Marshall's arrested Richard Jay Perez at approximately 7 a.m. at his residence on the 800 block of North King Street.
According to Lt. Jason Childers with the Alice PD, Perez entered the Sutherland's with two other masked men and hit the business's safe.
Officers recovered evidence of the crime at Perez's home, Childers said.
The juvenile was arrested at his parents home on the 700 block of Jim Wells. According to witness, the juvenile was outside the business holding a woman at gunpoint, Childers said.
Perez was taken to the police department for processing where he maintained his innocence, police officials said.
The juvenile was charged with aggravated robbery, arson, resisting arrest and picked up a possession of marijuana charge.
He was transported to the Judge Richard Garza Juvenile Detention Facility in San Diego.
Shortly before 9 a.m., Perez was transported to the Jim Wells County jail where three other men, Andres Garza, 19, Aaron Garza, 26, and Michael Castro, 19, are currently in custody for their part in the robbery.
Perez was charged with aggravated robbery and arson. He was set with a million dollar bond.
Perez along with Andres Garza, Aaron Garza and Castro are accused of robbing the business when three masked suspects entered the Sutherland's.
The suspects got away with $3,900 from the safe and the register in about 45 seconds.
Police officials stated the main gunman was between the register and the service center pointing the gun in several directions. In the surveillance video, officers could see the employee transfer money from the register into the suspect's bag. Shortly after collecting the money, the men ran out of the business.
After the robbery occurred, the suspects get-away vehicle was set on fire in the area of South Stadium and San Jose Street. Alice Fire Department was called to the area to extinguish the burning vehicle.
The Jim Wells County Fair parade was taking place through downtown Alice when the robbery occurred.
As of Tuesday morning, Perez had not been set with a bond amount.
On Oct. 21, Andres Garza was arrested for the robbery after a Sutherland's employee recognized him. He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond is set at $1,350,000.
Aaron Garza set with a total bond amount of $1,210,000. He is charged with obstruction or retaliation, two counts of aggravated robbery, arson, and tampering of fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and arson.
Michael Andres Castro was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and given a bond amount of $100,000.
As arrested during the robbery investigation was Amador Garza Sr. for tampering with evidence and Amador Garza Jr. for threats against investigators.
According to police officials, the case is closed and will be turned over to the district attorney's office.