Man robbed at Ector County Coliseum, police searching for suspects

Man robbed at Ector County Coliseum, police searching for suspects

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Authorities are looking for two men following a weekend armed robbery in Odessa.

Odessa police said they were called out to the Ector County Coliseum Sunday night after getting a call from a man saying he was robbed.

According to the report, two Hispanic men, wearing ski masks, got out of a black Chevy Silverado and one man pointed a gun at the victim while the other grabbed the money.

"We haven't been able to connect this robbery to any other specific robberies," said Cpl. Steve LeSueur with Odessa Police Department.

The vehicle, police said, later took off on 42nd Street.

Police said they don't believe the victim knew the two men.

One man was described as being 6' tall, approximately 200 pounds and the other man was described at 5'7" tall, approximately 180 pounds with a goatee. Both men were seen wearing black pants and black hooded sweaters.

Fiesta West Texas coordinator, Richard Esparza said over a phone conversation, he didn't know much about the situation and was unavailable to comment.

Ector County Coliseum Director, Aaron Martin said 22 sheriff deputies worked the event as security Sunday night.

"When people are placed through these traumatic situations like this, a lot of the time it's not uncommon for them to not get all the suspect details or the suspect vehicle details, including license plate numbers," said LeSueur.

NewsWest 9 was able to get in touch with a few vendors from the event. After learning about the robbery they said they weren't surprised.

One vendor said she saw this coming because she hardly saw security when loading and unloading, she added she will not be returning next year.

Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS (8477).

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