Robinson, Tx (FOX 44) – A bizarre robbery involving shots fired from a handgun and the brandishing of a machete led to the arrest of two men in Robinson on Wednesday night.
A Robinson Police Department spokesman said the incident occurred about 9:55 p.m. in the 800 block of East Rocket Road as two men arrived to try to get a set of tools from a car at a worksite where remodeling work was being done. When they arrived, they found the lock on a gate was changed and they were unable to get in.
While there, they were approached by two men – one of them displayed a handgun and fired shots, while the other was reported to have been swinging a machete.
The victims were not hit and fled in their vehicle, though police said the car suffered damage from being struck by the machete.
A wallet and cash were taken from the victims. The victims fled to safety without being hurt and called police.
Following their investigation, officers found and detained two men – one of whom was the former employer of one of the victims. Police recovered the stolen property, along with a handgun and a machete.
23-year-old Bayron Colindres and 38-year-old Hector David Reyes are both charged with Robbery. Both were transported to the McLennan County Jail, where they remained on Thursday morning.
Robinson police noted that this was, in fact, an isolated incident and that there was not believed to be any additional threat to the public at large