FERRIS – Ferris Police arrested a Waxahachie resident in connection with the recent armed robbery of an EZ Mart convenience store.
Police served an arrest warrant to Araseli Uribe, 18, on Monday.
“We have got some great leads and we anticipate making at least one more arrest,” Ferris Police Chief Eddie Salazar said. “The actions from the video led us to believe that he was on the telephone with somebody. So we feel that somebody for sure was a lookout. We feel that there is at least one more person involved aside from the two that we know for a fact on video.”
The armed robbery took place at about 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 8 in the 100 block of S. Central St. in Ferris. The video from the store’s security camera shows that the male suspect comes in first and sticks a handgun in the clerk’s face. A female suspect, who has been identified as Uribe, then comes into the store holding a large kitchen-type knife.
The two suspects both make demands, and the clerk is compliant and gives the money to them. They also asked for cigars. After the robbery, the two exited the store heading towards Baker Street with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise. The clerk reported no injuries.
Police describe the male suspect as about 5-foot-6 with a slender build. At the time of the offense, he was wearing a black Oakland Raiders toboggan-style hat.
Salazar said Uribe was arrested on an unrelated matter by Waxahachie Police Department and it was discovered through her arrest that she was involved in the robbery. The gun that was used in the robbery was seized from Uribe during her arrest.
According to the Wayne McCollum Detention Center’s website, Uribe has been charged with aggravated robbery and is being held on a $200,000 bond. This is a first-degree felony and is punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than five years.
She was booked into the detention center at 11:28 a.m. on Monday and remains in custody at this time.
The Ferris Police Department Criminal Investigations Division continues to follow up on leads generated by the arrest.
People with information about this offense are instructed to contact the Ferris Police Department at 972-544-2225. Anyone with information can also contact the Ellis County Crime Stoppers organization at 972-937-PAYS. Callers can remain anonymous. The department is located at 111 Ewing Blvd. in Ferris.