Corpus Christi Police Detectives are investigating a robbery after a male suspect armed with a BB gun, that was inside a makeup bag, attempted to hold up a restaurant located at 4934 Gollihar Road.
Officers arrived and were told by restaurant employees that the white male suspect walked in and then whispered “Give me all the money.” The suspect then brandished a BB gun that was hidden in a zebra print make up bag. The suspect leaned on the counter near the register and got upset when the employee told him that the gun he had was not real. The suspect then acted like he cocked the slide back on the gun and leaned forward again on the counter.
When employees refused to give him any money, he left through the front door.
The suspect was last seen wearing black pants, a black shirt, a white hat, and he had some paint on his face.
Employees also saw him get into a newer model four door vehicle with paper plates and leave the area.
At this time, no suspects have been identified.
Pedestrian Hit by White Sedan
Corpus Christi Police Traffic Investigators were called to the scene of a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian in the 9600 block of South Padre Island Drive.
When Officers arrived they found a 40 year old male had suffered a possible broken leg after a vehicle hit him while he was crossing the street. Witnesses told Officers that they saw a white four door sedan driving recklessly through a convenience store parking lot. When the vehicle exited it was driving very fast. The pedestrian was walking in the cross walk when the car hit him.
The witness said the hit and run vehicle did drive back by the crash scene but did not stop.
The victim was transported by CCFDC EMS to Spohn Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries to his left leg.
Officers are looking for the white four door sedan.
Man Arrested During Attempted Theft
Corpus Christi Police arrested a man after he was spotted by witnesses cutting open a back fence to a business, located at 1110 South Padre Island Drive, and pushing a four wheeler out.
A couple driving by saw three males jumping the back fence of the ATV business and called the police. While waiting for Officers to arrive, they saw one of the men push a Polaris 250 Trail Boss ATV to the fence line, and then start cutting the fence open to push the ATV through.
When Officers arrived, they found the ATV outside of the fence. They were able to arrest the man that was seen pushing it out, Chris Martinez (08/23/1998), for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor.
The other two men were not located.
Officers Remove Skimming Devices
A security representative called Corpus Christi Police after he was doing routine inspections on his companies credit card swipe machines on the gas pumps and he found illegal skimming devices on two of them.
Officers responded to the convenience store, located at 5702 Kostoryz Road, and were told by the security representative that he was looking for devices that may have been illegally placed on the credit card readers. He told Officers that when he opened the face of one of the gas pumps, he located a suspicious item that was connected to the credit card reader.
The representative also said that he found a second device, similar to the first, on another gas pump at the store.
Officers removed and collected the illegal devices.
At this time no suspects have been identified.