A thief who held up a Tijuana convenience store in the wee hours of Sunday, October 4th, got ahold of cash and merchandise, including four packs of condoms.
Tijuana’s daily El Mexicano reported on October 6th that the robbery occurred at about 4:45 a.m. at a mini-market located between Boulevar Terán Terán and Calle Eugenias in the Jardín Dorado neighborhood.
The criminal used a nearly seven-inch-long kitchen knife to threaten the store clerk, ordering her to empty the cash register containing 618 pesos (about $38), El Mexicano reported. He then apparently went on a brief shopping spree before trying to get away.
But police officers assigned to the Cerro Colorado precinct responding to an emergency call from the store were able to detain a suspect in the area — who happened to be toting several plastic bags, according to the newspaper.
In addition to finding a knife officers suspected was used in the robbery, inside the bags they found other items they believed were stolen. Among them, according to El Mexicano, were three deodorants of different brands, five boxes of makeup, four USB cables, four battery chargers, two packs of chocolate, two packs of muffins — and the aforementioned condoms.
Arrested on suspicion of armed robbery was 21-year-old Alberto Peña Castellanos.