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Two men arrested after convenience store robbery
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas Two men face criminal charges after police said they robbed a Lower Valley convenience store.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday, police said, Alejandro Gomez threatened a clerk at the 7-Eleven at 9370 North Loop Drive.
Gomez allegedly pointed an object at the employee and demanded money and cigarettes.
He left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, and met with Alberto Lopez at the side of the store, police said.
The two ran to a silver pickup truck that was parked behind the convenience store, where officers confronted them, police said.
Lopez, 37, was in the driver's seat when police arrived and Gomez, 23, was approaching the passenger door.
At that point, police said, Gomez dropped the cash and cigarettes and ran.
After jumping several fences, Gomez was caught by police.
The two were charged with robbery and booked into the county jail, with bail set at $20,000 each.
The case is under investigation, and police did not release mug shots of Gomez and Lopez.