Waco: Teenager Charged In String Of Business Robberies Goes On Trial

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

WACO (January 29, 2013)--Jury selection was underway Tuesday morning in the trial of a Waco teenager who is charged in connection with four aggravated robberies and a residential burglary.

Alexis Bo Perez, 18, is on trial in Waco’s 19th State District Court, accused of robbing two restaurants, two convenience stores and committing a burglary at a north Waco residence.

All of the offenses occurred in 2011.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Perez was charged in robberies at two pizza shops and two convenience stores, all of which happened in a span of less than 24 hours beginning Sept. 3, 2011.

Perez is also charged in a residential burglary that was reported in the 1900 block of Burnett Street.

Perez is held in the McLennan County Jail on bonds totaling $200,000.

The robberies were happened at Papa John's Pizza, Domino's Pizza, a Skinny's store and the Chesalon store.

Swanton said a handgun was used in at least one of the holdups.

Detectives say they believe in at least one instance Perez a weapon was fired at a safe inside a store.

The burglary was reported on Aug. 18, 2011 and Perez was arrested at that location that day, Swanton said.

He was free on bond at the time of the holdups in September.

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