Police: Employees catch robbery suspect

Amarillo, TX - A local woman is in jail after police say she robbed a Radio Shack on Amarillo Boulevard.

Officials say 31 year old Veronica Valdez came into the store wearing a mask and sunglasses. She told employees that she had a gun and demanded money from the register. The employees gave Valdez an undisclosed amount before she fled on foot.

Two store employees then followed Valdez and detained her near North Osage. The employees called police and held Valdez until they arrived.

Officers searched Valdez and found a 9 mm handgun and the stolen money.

Valdez faces charges of aggravated robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and a probation violation warrant. She was then taken to the hospital for medical clearance and booked into Potter County Jail.

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