Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal Purses

Gregorio Isarr-Vasquez
Gregorio Isarr-Vasquez

ODESSA - Odessa Police have arrested a man for attempting to rob two women at knife-point.

Police say it happened Saturday night around 11:30 in the Albertson's parking lot in the 2700 block of West County Road.

Police say 24-year-old Gregorio Isarr-Vasquez approached two women, displayed a knife, and tried to take both of the victim's purses. Isarr-Vasquez also punched both women in the face and threw a child to the ground during the hold-up.

A witness who saw the crime tackled Isarr-Vasquez to the ground and held him until police arrived. He is facing two counts of Aggravated Robbery, one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Injury to a child.

Isarr-Vasquez is currently in the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on a $140,000 bond.