WACO (October 24, 2012)--A Waco charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of cocaine 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, is headed to prison.
A Waco jury convicted Saul Carrizales Loera on all four counts and then sentenced him to 60 years in prison on each of the aggravated robbery counts, 30 years for drug possession and 20 years for aggravated assault.
The sentences will be served concurrently.
The robbery happened after a man and a woman argued early in the afternoon on Oct. 5, 2011 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.