Authorities in the Laguna Madre area are currently searching for a man wanted for aggravated robbery.
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the South Padre Island Police Department received a call concerning the crime.
The victims indicated that three suspects approached them asking for drugs with one of the suspects brandishing a pistol. A suspect then hit one of the victims several times with the pistol, causing physical and visible injury to the person’s ear, South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith said.
The suspects fled the scene before officers arrived.
Shortly afterwards, officers received information about the location of the suspects and arrested two of them. They were taken to the South Padre Island jail for processing.
The third suspect was combative and after a struggle with the officers, escaped custody and is currently at large.
The case remains under investigation.
Those with information as to the suspect’s whereabouts are encouraged to call the South Padre Island Police Department at (956) 761-2236. Anonymity will be upheld.
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