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Suspects Carry Out Robbery with Paintball Gun in Brownsville

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Monday, June 12 2017 Jun 12, 2017 June 12, 2017 3:35 PM June 12, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE – Authorities are looking for two suspects who allegedly held up a store clerk with a paintball gun in Brownsville.  

The robbery happened before 6 a.m. at the Stripes store on Morningside Road on Monday.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said two masked men went into the store and demanded money.

Lucio said a struggle ensued after one of the suspects pointed the weapon at the clerk’s face.

“When the suspect was taking the money out of the register, the clerk was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect but was physically assaulted by the suspect. They took off in a silver or light colored four-door mini mid-size passenger vehicle,” he said.

Lucio said the suspects took close to $30 and some cases of beer.

The suspects are described as being between 18 to 20 years old.

He said even though they used a paintball gun to carry out the attack, they will still face the same punishment as if it had been a real gun. If convicted, the suspects will be sentenced from five to 99 years in prison.

Anyone with information on the case can call Cameron County Crime Stoppers at 956-350-5551. 

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