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Robbery Suspects Arrested in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – Two thieves were arrested following a robbery at a Wal-Mart in Odessa.

The robbery happened Monday afternoon at the Wal-Mart on John Ben Sheppard Parkway.

Police say two men went inside the store and put several items including sports goods and electronics in a bag.

Then they left without paying for it.

A Wal-Mart employee confronted the duo and police tell NewsWest 9 that's when the thieves pulled out a knife.

They then took off but was spotted by an officer.

The two, 44-year-old Joel Rubio and 35-year-old George Rodriguez-Blanco, were taken into custody.

They're now facing charges of aggravated robbery.

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