Police arrest carjacking suspect, seek 2 more suspects

Police arrest carjacking suspect, seek 2 more suspects

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Amarillo police continue searching for two suspects after a robbery last night.

Sunday around 10:15 p.m., police responded to a robbery call in the Walmart parking lot at 4215 S. Georgia.

Three men in dark clothing, with covered faces had approached a 2003 Dodge pickup.

Police say one of the men approached the driver's side window and pointed a handgun at the driver and threatened to kill him.

The driver surrendered the pickup and the suspect drove away. The other two suspects left in another vehicle.

On a witness tip officers located the suspect, Joseph Noel Cortez, 23, in the area of 36th and S. Polk.

Police say Cortez had a .380 caliber handgun in his waistband.

He was arrested and booked into the Randall County Jail for aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

The incident is still under investigation as police seek the other two suspects.

If you have any information about this crime, call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a tip online.

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