Armed Robber Tells Worker ‘This Is The Way It’s Going To Be,’ Steals Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Bud Light

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Source: Bexar County Jail; UNSPLASH

Aug. 10 2022, Published 3:25 p.m. ET

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An armed man in Texas wound up behind bars after he allegedly made off with over $400 worth of beer from a convenience store, authorities said.

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San Antonio police arrested Hector Del Rio, 42, and charged him with aggravated robbery in connection with the June 26 incident, KSAT reported.

An arrest affidavit obtained by the outlet states Del Rio went into a QuickTrip, took several cases of Bud Light from a cooler and allegedly left the store without paying for the beer.

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An eyewitness reported the alleged theft to the assistant manager and Del Rio came back into the business a short time later.

According to the affidavit, Del Rio lifted his shirt, flashed a handgun tucked in his waistband and told the manager, “This is the way it’s going to be.”

The theft suspect then placed his hand on the firearm and took several more cases of beer before leaving the store again without paying for the beverages, the affidavit states.

Police were able to pull surveillance video footage at the station and identify the vehicle Del Rio was driving at the time, the affidavit states, an the was taken into custody.

KSAT reported Del Rio is also the suspect in another robbery at a nearby store.


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