Damien Anthony Rodriguez, 21, and a 16-year-old male have been arrested in connection with three robberies at Walgreens and 7-11 stores on June 20 and 22.
The Midland Police Department would like to thank Midland Crime Stoppers, local media that helped broadcast information, Lamar Advertising, and all citizens that called in tips to Midland Crime Stoppers. Through these joint efforts, the two suspects were identified and are both in custody facing three charges each of aggravated robbery.
The Midland Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two robbery suspects who have victimized three local businesses in as many days.
The two male suspects first robbed the Walgreen’s located at 215 Andrews Highway in the early hours of June 20. One of the subjects aimed a long barreled firearm at the clerk and demanded the money out of the register. When the money was retrieved, both subjects ran out of the store. Both suspects were wearing blue bandanas to cover their faces.
The suspects robbed two area 7-11 stores in the early hours of June 22. At the first location (4310 Neely Ave.), one suspect aimed a gun at the clerk that was described as a silver, large-barrel handgun with a wood grip. One was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, a blue bandana around his neck, and a white baseball cap. The other was wearing brown overalls, a blue bandana around his neck, and a white baseball cap. The suspects were seen getting into a dark colored vehicle.
The second robbery from June 22 took place at the 7-11 located at 4324 Andrews Highway, where a suspect aimed the gun at the clerk and demanded the money from the register.
One suspect is described as a thin, bald Hispanic male with brown eyes standing between 5’5”-5’6”, with a tattoo on the right side of his neck with possible piercings on both eyebrows. He was said to be wearing a white shirt and blue jeans in the June 20 robbery and a black shirt with blue jeans, tan boots, a white baseball cap, and a dark bandana around his neck on June 22.
The other suspect is described as a thin Hispanic male standing at approximately 5’9”-5’10”, with a black faded haircut and brown eyes. He was also said to have a tattoo on the right side of his neck with possible piercings on both eyebrows. He was said to be wearing a black button-up shirt and black Dickies-style pants in the June 20 robbery and a tan-colored Dickies outfit with tan-colored boots, a white baseball cap, and a dark colored bandana around his neck on June 22.
Midland Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $1,000 to anyone with information on the suspects that leads to their arrest. Call Midland Crime Stoppers at 694-TIPS or 1-800-7LOCKUP or send a secure tip online at midlandcrimestoppers.com or by texting TIP 247 and sending the message to 274637.###
Media Contact: MPD Sgt. Ben Chavez