Durbon arrested for robbery

Police investigating pellet gun holdup

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Jeffrey Durbon, who has been booked into the Uvalde County Jail at least 27 times in the last six years, was apprehended Tuesday night after allegedly robbing convenience store employees while brandishing a pellet gun.

Durbon, who is 33, pocketed $400 and fled the scene on foot, but was later discovered still in possession of the weapon.

The incident occurred at 9:25 p.m., when Uvalde Police were dispatched to 5 Points Market No. 16. The store is located at 747 W. Main St., roughly two blocks from the police station. According to store manager Robert Flores, two employees were working when Durbon entered the business and demanded cash from the register.

“He had a gun and he demanded the money. They gave it to him,” Flores said, noting that an employee did activate the store’s panic alarm. No injuries were reported.

After the alarm was activated, dispatchers with the department’s telecommunication’s center phoned the store and obtained the perpetrator’s clothing description, which was relayed to officers.


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