Local man charged in third in string of local holdups

Ayorinde Gibson (left) and Parrish Cobb. (Jail photos)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Ayorinde Gibson, 20, of Bellmead, who was already charged in connection with two area robberies in January in which a former local high school standout is also charged was arrested Monday on a third aggravated robbery count.

The charge stems from a robbery at around 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the 1700 block of South 5th Street near Seventh and James Baptist Church.

The victim was walking near the church when a black sports car with tinted windows pulled up next to him.

He told officers a man got out of the passenger side of the vehicle, walked up to him, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

Gibson has been jailed since his arrest on Jan. 18 in connection with a robbery on Jan. 10 in Bellmead

The robbery occurred at around 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 10 at a convenience store in the 100 block of East Loop 340, where a 27-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint.

The victim told officers that a Dodge Challenger pulled up next to him, a man got out of the passenger side of the car, pulled a pistol and demanded his wallet.

He was charged last week in connection with a robbery on Jan. 7 in a parking lot adjacent to the McLane Student Life Center on the Baylor campus.

The victim told police he was backing out of a parking space when what he described as a black sports car with tinted windows pulled up behind him and stopped.

A man got out of the passenger side of the car, walked up to the victim’s car, pulled the driver’s side door open, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

The victim wasn’t injured.

Gibson was served with the latest arrest warrant Monday at the McLennan County Jail where he’s held on bonds totaling more than $450,000 on the previous charges.

Bond has not been set on the latest aggravated robbery charge.

Suspended Oklahoma freshman cornerback Parrish Cobb, 19, was also charged in connection with the three robberies.

The former La Vega High School football standout was freed after posting a $90,000 bond.

An earlier arrest affidavit identified Cobb as the driver of the car at the time of the three robberies and Gibson as the actual robber.