Teen Arrested Following N-N-Out Robbery, History of Crime at Store

Teen Arrested Following N-N-Out Robbery, History of Crime at Store

By Alexa Williams
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - NewsWest 9 is learning new information about the robbery at N-N-Out convenience store Monday night in Odessa. Police have made an arrest and are still searching for two other men.

Police went to N-N-Out around 8 p.m. Monday night after an employee pressed a panic alarm. We're told the store was robbed at gunpoint.

"OPD chased the subject all the way to the 1000 block of Alameda," said Steve LeSueur, with the Odessa Police Department.

That's where police had a short standoff with 19-year-old Alex Hernandez.

"During the standoff, less lethal was attempted. But after that was unsuccessful, eventually the decision was made to release the K-9. Nobody was shot and nobody sustained any serious injuries," said LeSueur.

Hernandez was hauled off to jail. It turns out he had 26 other outstanding warrants.

But the convenience store definitely isn't a stranger to crime. Over the last eight months, there have been multiple robberies, several reports of fraud and you'll remember back in August a deputy was shot.

NewsWest 9 obtained the crime history for N-N-Out. Over the last few months, five reports of fraud and in March and April alone there were two aggravated robberies.

"Keep in mind that these type of things can happen anywhere, anytime," said LeSueur.

It was just last August when Ector County Deputy, Javier Leyva, was shot in the parking lot during a carjacking.

NewsWest 9 called N-N-Out several times requesting an interview Tuesday but they declined to speak with NewsWest 9.

Police are still searching for two other Hispanic men that were involved in the robbery on Monday. According to the victim, they were in a dark colored car with Hernandez. Anyone with information is asked to call police.