LPD arrest suspect in 7-11 robbery - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD arrest suspect in 7-11 robbery

Pictured: Elias Rene Luna, 24 (Source: Lubbock Police Department) Pictured: Elias Rene Luna, 24 (Source: Lubbock Police Department)

Lubbock Police responded to a robbery at the 7-Eleven at 2102 50th St. on Monday at 4:42 a.m.

Police say Elias Rene Luna, 24, entered the store armed with a metal pipe and demanded money from the register and cigarettes from employees.

Luna then fled on foot but was located by officers.

"They located a man matching the suspect's description in the 2400 block of 44th St.," said LPD Sgt. Jason Lewis. "He was hiding out in a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee."

Police say when Luna was arrested, he had evidence of the robbery in his possession.

"Clothing, money, cigarettes - he matched the description and they found the weapon that was used during the crime," Lewis said.

That weapon was a metal pipe, the same weapon used to rob that same 7-Eleven on December 4.

"I just know that he does match the description of previous robberies and so they are investigating every aspect of it," Lewis said. "He hasn't officially been charged with anything additionally, but he obviously is very similar in description to subsequent robberies."

Sgt. Lewis said some of those similarities include what Luna said, what he took, his gender and his build. However, Lewis said it's still too early to connect the dots.

"We are still investigating other robberies and still looking for suspects," he said.

Luna is being charged with aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana. He was also arrested for a separate warrant.

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