Man Arrested for Robbing Big Spring Store

Lorenzo Yanez
Lorenzo Yanez

BIG SPRING - A Big Spring man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a store.

Police were called to the Gold Rush on East 3rd Street Tuesday evening around 7:00. Police say a man walked into the store and pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money.

The man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigating officer recognized the suspect from surveillance video and went to the suspect's house a few blocks away.

35-year-old Lorenzo Yanez of Big Spring was arrested and charged with Aggravated Robbery. Police found an airsoft pistol hidden in a crawl space that may have been used in the robbery. Police were unable to find the stolen money.