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Stripes robbery suspect in custody

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 08:10:45-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An armed robbery suspect didn't make it very far after police say he stole some cash and smokes from a convenience store.

Police were called to the Stripes at Port and Tarlton on Monday around 5 a.m.

They got a description of the suspect who took an unknown amount of money and cigarettes.

Officers spotted the suspect in the area of Horne and Greenwood, trying to get away on a bicycle.

19-year-old Kyle Phelps was arrested on an aggravated robbery charge.

Police also charged him with theft of a handgun after police found a stolen firearm in his possession.