Arrests Made in Connection With Robbery at Odessa Target

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Police have made arrests in connection with a theft and assault that happened at a Target Store in Odessa.

Earlier this month, Police say three men were caught on Target's security camera giving a woman items to stuff into her purse.

Two Target employees were hit and punched after they tried stopping the thieves when they were leaving.

All four suspects were seen fleeing in a red SUV.

A CrimeStoppers tip led to their arrests and it turns out that one of the accused is already behind bars in Ector County for another crime.

18-year-old Daniel Aaron Veloz is now facing two counts of aggravated robbery.

He was charged earlier this week with engaging in organized criminal activity for his role in a burglary at the Tejas Shooting Sports Building in Odessa.

Police say a 16-year-old Hispanic male, who is currently at the Ector County Youth Center, has been charged with two counts of robbery.

A 15-year-old Hispanic female was identified, taken to the Ector County Youth Center and also facing robbery charges.

We're told a fourth teen, a Hispanic female, has been identified but police have located her just yet.

This investigation is ongoing.