Elsa police have identified and arrested a suspect they believe was involved in an aggravated robbery on Thursday morning at a Whataburger.
According to a release, Elsa police responded to a panic alarm at a Whataburger located at 100 E. Highway 107.
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Police said once officers arrived, they learned that a masked male entered the restaurant, showed a black shotgun and demanded money that was in the register. A total of $84.00 was taken from the register. Police stated that the suspect later fled on foot running towards 2nd Street and Extrumberto Solis Street.
Elsa police said their Criminal Investigations Division determined that the suspect involved was Wyatt Castillo, 22, of Edcouch and that he used a black Dodge Challenger in the course of the robbery.
According to a release, a warrant was later issued for Castillo and surveillance began at his home.
Later in the day, police said that Castillo was seen leaving his home in a black Dodge Challenger.
Authorities stated that he was trailed from Edcouch to Weslaco by investigators and with the assistance of marked patrol units was stopped and taken into custody without incident.
Elsa police added that they found evidence in his vehicle and home related to the robbery at Whataburger as well as an open aggravated robbery investigation that occurred at a Stripes Convenience Store in Elsa back on Oct. 29, 2019. Police said that $114.00 was taken at gunpoint in that robbery.
Castillo will be arraigned this afternoon on two counts of aggravated robbery.