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Two men arrested for aggravated robbery

Posted: 3:16 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 16:16:58-04

CORPUS CHRISTI – Police say two men are facing serious charges after an agreed cell phone exchange for cash goes wrong.

The incident happened in the 800 block of Bloomington Street Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to large brawl on Bloomington Street

Police say, two victims saw an ad on social media and decided to meet the seller at his home on Bloomington Street. Once the victims arrived, they showed the suspects they had two-hundred dollars and one of the suspects grabbed and money and went inside the home.

Gena Pena, with the Corpus Christi Police Department, says, “When the victims realized the suspects were not coming out with the cell phone, they pounded on the door requesting their money back.”

Police say the argument escalated and the fight began. One of the victims was stabbed in the stomach and the knife broke with the knife still stuck inside the man’s abdomen.

The three men went to the hospital. One suspected was arrested on the scene and the other suspect was arrested after he was released from the hospital.

Police say 22-year-old Roman Valdez and 26-year-old Robert Blanco were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.