Waco: Police Make Second Arrest In Armed Robbery, Truck Theft

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (June 21, 2013)--A second man has been arrested in connection with an April incident that involved an aggravated robbery and an attempted truck theft.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Manuel Juan Ruiz, 22, was arrested Thursday on a warrant charging aggravated robbery, evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, and failing to identify as a fugitive.

He was also wanted on a state parole violation.

Swanton said the charges stem from an April 26 incident in downtown Waco during which the 38-year-old victim was robbed while he was trying to repair his Silverado pickup at the intersection of North 11th Street and Washington Avenue.

Swanton said two men pulled up next to the disabled pickup and one of them got out and demanded money from the victim.

The victim said he didn’t have any, and the man pulled out a gun and repeated the demand.

Then a second man got out of the car, climbed into the driver’s seat of the pickup and started to try to hot-wire the truck.

At that point, the victim ran from the scene to South 3rd Street and Mary Street, where he called police and reported the robbery and theft atttempt.

Officers who were patrolling in the area caught one of the men as he was trying to start the victim’s truck and arrested him.

Ramiro Raymond Anzaldua was booked into the McLennan County Jail, but later posted bond and was released, jail records show.

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