Two Odessa Teens Facing Robbery Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Two Odessa teens are facing robbery charges.

It happened at the Wal-Mart on 42nd Street in Odessa on Tuesday around 4 pm.

19-year-old Mark Anthony Zapata and 17-year-old Zackery Aaron Smith were charged with robbery.

Zapata also charged with evading.

According to police, the two loaded a 32-inch TV into a shopping cart and tried to push it past the registers without paying.

We're told a store employee tried to stop them, but the suspect threatened to hurt her.

The teens dropped the TV and fled in a black ford expedition.

Police caught up with them a few blocks away and made the arrests.