Man Accused of Robbing Businesses at Gunpoint Arrested, Charged

5 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 02 2018 May 2, 2018 May 02, 2018 4:28 PM May 02, 2018 in News

EDINBURG – A man wanted in connection with several aggravated robberies in Mission has been arrested.

Romeo Ochoa Jr. was charged Wednesday with three counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a call at the Snow Wiz on the 2900 block of La Homa Road on April 27.

When they arrived, employees told them a masked man demanded money at gunpoint, according to a press release issued out Wednesday.

Later that night, they responded to another business where employees said the suspect, matching the same description, had also threatened them with a gun.

Minutes later, they received another robbery call from a nearby bakery. Officials say the person, who matched the description of the previous incidents, also wielded a gun and demanded money.

The 41-year-old was arrested as a result of a collaborative effort by Alton, Mission, La Joya, Palmview and Penitas police.

He’s being held at the Hidalgo County jail on three $250,000 cash surety bonds. 

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