Sunday , 24 June 2018

Police Arrest Suspect in String of Aggravated Robberies

Submitted by City of McKinney

The McKinney Police Department and members of the US Marshal East Texas Task Force arrested Benjamin Sanchez, a 59-year-old white male, on Friday in connection with the recent aggravated robberies in McKinney. The arrest occurred at the Value Place motel at 3401 N Central Expressway a little after 10 p.m.

The McKinney Police Department extends appreciation to members of the public who helped provide information that made this arrest possible.

Previously, MPD had requested the public’s help with a release on Thursday:

From November 8:

McKinney Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying an unknown white male who has committed multiple aggravated robberies in McKinney. It is believed the unidentified male is possibly responsible for an aggravated robbery in Frisco.

On Thursday around 2 p.m., McKinney Police responded to the U.S. Post Office on N. Central Expressway, as the subject pictured in the story was attempting to rob an elderly couple sitting in their car, in the post office parking lot. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded the couple’s money. The suspect was unsuccessful and then fled the scene in what is described as a gray van.

Around 4:55 p.m., McKinney Police responded to an aggravated robbery at the Subway restaurant located at 1521 N Custer Rd. The suspect entered the store, produced a handgun, and demanded money. He then fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect at both robberies is described as a white male mid-50s, around 6 fteet tall weighing around 250 pounds. He has gray or salt and peppered colored hair. It is believed the same subject committed the robbery at the post office and the Subway. It is also believed this suspect has committed three other aggravated robberies in addition to today’s robberies. This suspect is becoming more aggressive and threatening with his handgun. McKinney PD asks if you see this suspect to not approach him, but call your local police.

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