Two Men Arrested in Odessa in Connection With String of Armed Robberies

32-year-old Julian Matthew Resendes
32-year-old Julian Matthew Resendes
18-year-old Gino Ray Mendoza
18-year-old Gino Ray Mendoza

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - We're getting a first look at the suspects accused of multiple armed robberies in an Odessa neighborhood on Saturday morning.

32-year-old Julian Matthew Resendes is behind bars at the Ector County Jail.

He's facing two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of evading arrest.

Another man, 18-year-old Gino Ray Mendoza, was also arrested.

He's facing aggravated robbery charges as well.

The men were arrested on unrelated warrants.

This all started Saturday morning around 7 a.m.

Police responded to multiple robberies in a northeast Odessa neighborhood.

We're told Resendes and Mendoza used firearms in each robbery.

Officers arrested one man during one of the incidents.

The second suspect was found by a DPS Trooper in the 5200 block of Conley.

Luckily no one was hurt but police are still looking for a possible third suspect.

He's described as a white male wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

He may be driving a stolen metallic gray Ford F-250 with Texas license plate BC8-3709.

The truck also has a red and green Colorado Rockies emblem on the back window.

If you have any information about the robberies, you're asked to call Odessa Police.