CCPD: Alleged serial robber arrested

Posted at 10:30 PM, Apr 08, 2018

Corpus Christi police say they have arrested a man accused of robbing multiple businesses, allegedly since the beginning of the year.

Police say 40-year-old John Charles walked into the Home Depot improvement store in the 4000 block of South Port Avenue around 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon.

According to police, Charles walked into the store and grabbed some merchandise. 

As he was walking out of the store, employees tried to stop Charles, but he claimed he had a gun, and the employees stopped following the suspect investigators said.

Police say Charles got into a silver car and fled the scene.

Police reviewed the surveillance video and were able to find the vehicle’s owner.

Police say after two hours of investigating the robbery case, police were able to find Charles, arrested him, and charged Charles with armed robbery.

Lieutenant Jay Clement, with the Corpus Christi Police Department, says Charles is suspected of being involved in multiple business robberies since Charles’ motives remained consistent with each separate theft.