BRYAN - The man police say was caught on camera robbing Pepe’s Mexican Café in Bryan also robbed two convenience stores.
According to the probable cause statements, Brandon Moore walked into the Oaks Food Mart on E. 29th Street on January 5 and asked for a pack of Newport cigarettes. When the clerk turned around to get the cigarettes, police say Moore pulled out a gun, pointed it at the clerk and told him to give him all the money. When the clerk started taking cash out of the register, Moore reached over the counter, grabbed some cash and took off.
About three hours later, police say Moore walked into Ready To Go on S. College Ave, asked for some Marlboro cigarettes and handed the clerk a $20 bill. When the clerk opened the register, police say Moore pulled out a gun and demanded money. He then leaned over the counter, took some cash and then took off.
Ready to Go is just a few blocks away from Pepe’s which police say Moore also robbed December 19.
Moore was arrested Wednesday in Washington County after he called the Brazos Valley Crisis Hotline and told them he needed medication. He has denied any involvement in all three robberies. But one of his friends says Moore told him he robbed Pepe’s and some convenience stores and then threatened to kill his mother if he told anyone.