WACO (October 22, 2012)--Jury selection was underway Monday in the trial of a Waco man who is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of cocaine.
Saul Carrizales Loera, 23, is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in connection with a disturbance in October 2011 in a Waco neighborhood during which a shot was fired and after which two bystanders were robbed at gunpoint.
Waco police and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Loera at his residence at 617 N. 33rd St., on a warrant charging two counts of aggravated robbery in connection with the same incident.
The robbery happened after a man and a woman argued early in the afternoon on Oct. 5 after stopping their cars in the middle of the street at the intersection of North 30th and Sanger.
At one point the man tried to force the woman into his car, but she broke free and sped off in what witnesses described as a white Cadillac.
The man pulled out a pistol and fired a single shot at her as she drove off, police said.
Then the man walked toward a truck parked in the 3000 block of Sanger in which two men who were working on a house were sitting.
He displayed the gun, threatened both and stole their wallets and cell phones.
Then he got into what witnesses said appeared to be a teal Cadillac and drove off.
The two robbery victims drove to North 36th Street and Waco Drive where they called 911 from a phone booth.
Police said Loera was also charged with possession of controlled substance, which stems from the discovery of cocaine at the time of his arrest.