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Man wanted in Houston drug store robberies arrested

The suspect was wanted in reference to at the very least six robberies at drug shops since February in northwest and southeast Houston.

HOUSTON — A person wanted in reference to a collection of drug store robberies has been arrested and charged, in accordance with the Houston Police Department.

Police mentioned Jason Castillio, 48, was arrested on Thursday and is charged with two counts of aggravated theft.

Castillio was wanted in reference to at the very least six robberies at drug shops since February in northwest and southeast Houston, in accordance with HPD’s Robbery Division.

The latest surveillance video confirmed a shirtless man strolling right into a drugstore at 2808 Gessner the evening of Aug. 19. He walked as much as the entrance counter, pulled out a knife, and demanded the clerk hand over money, HPD mentioned. The suspect then grabbed the until containing the money and walked out of the store. Police mentioned he left in a white Hyundai SUV.

Investigators mentioned he tried to rob a drugstore on Hammerly close to Blalock in the Spring Branch space a few hours earlier however ran out when the worker yelled for assist. Robbery detectives mentioned he efficiently robbed the identical store again in March and there is surveillance video of that one too.

Houston police mentioned he is robbed half a dozen drugstores since February. In one among them, witnesses mentioned he had a rifle.

They additionally launched surveillance video of the March theft.

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