Suspect in custody in Target robbery

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Update: Bond of $150,000 is now set on a suspect of an armed robbery at the Target store on Kemp Boulevard on Tuesday. 

Police officers said the suspect, Luis Barron, 31, was taken into custody following a brief standoff at the Arbor Creek Apartments on Midwestern Parkway on.

According to authorities, Barron stole a cartload of merchandise from the Target store in the 4300 Block of Kemp Boulevard around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday. Store employees told police the man went to the front of the store with the cart and asked what they would do if he left. They said when they told him they would call police, the man raised his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband and told them to give him one more minute, and then ran out with the cart.

Employees said the man got into a white minivan driven by a second person. Store loss prevention officers said that van was also involved in a shoplifting case on Nov. 5. Officers viewed surveillance video of that incident and  obtained the license tag number.

Police officers said that vehicle had been involved in two other incidents reported to police in recent weeks.

They went to an apartment on Midwestern Parkway where the owner’s address was registered. They discovered man renting the apartment was allowing Barron to live in it.

When officers knocked on that door, they said the people inside became quiet and the lights went out.

After getting no response, SWAT officers and a negotiator responded, and after a short time, police said Barron came out and surrendered.

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Original story: Wichita Falls Police have a suspect in custody in an armed robbery at the Target store on Kemp Boulevard. 

Police officers said the suspect, Luis Barron, 31, was taken into custody following a brief standoff at the Arbor Creek Apartments on Midwestern Parkway.

According to authorities, Barron stole a cartload of goods from the Target store in the 4300 Block of Kemp Boulevard around 9:40 p.m. On his way out of the store, police said Barron flashed a handgun.  

Officials looked at security tapes of the incident and identified Barron’s vehicle leaving the scene. That car was traced to an apartment at Arbor Creek Apartments where he was taken into custody.

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