Robbery suspects arrested

Two Richmond teenagers are accused of robbing the Heights Mini Mart in Richmond on Friday. They have been arrested and jailed.

Two Richmond teenagers who politely robbed a convenience store on Friday have been arrested and charged with the armed robbery, authorities reported Wednesday.

Fernando Garza and Jordan Vasquez, both 17, could face up to life in prison if convicted of the first-degree felony offense of aggravated robbery, according to the Richmond Police Department.

Officers said the young men, wearing masks and hoodies to hide their identities, walked into the Heights Mini Mart at 1308 Clay St. around 9:30 p.m., pointed a gun in the cashier’s face and demanded cash from the register and a case filled with e-cigarettes.

They thanked the cashier after he complied with their demands.

“Both suspects approached the counter and each suspect pointed a gun at the clerk demanding all the money from the register,” said Lt. Lowell Neinast, public information officer for the police department.

He said the men left the store on foot.

“After receiving descriptions on both suspects, and good police work, officers were able to locate Garza at his residence in Richmond,” Neinast added.

Vasquez was found in Rosenberg later with the help of Rosenberg and Missouri City police departments.

They were transported to the Fort Bend County Jail.

A video of the robbery can be viewed on The Herald website at

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