Woman Watches Her Stolen Car in Caldwell Dash-Cam Video

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

On June 10th, Louis Avrin walked into the Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store, in Caldwell.

Security cameras show Avrin follow an employee into an office, with a gun. Employees say Avrin told them he had 16 bullets and would use them if he didn't get what he wanted.

He made off with $5,000 in cash, then to the parking lot, and to Sylvia Castillo's car.

"And this man shows up from nowhere with a gun. He tells me to get off the truck and leave the truck running," said Castillo.

"I looked at him like he was playing a joke or something, but then he asked me again. He goes you don't get off, I'm going to shoot you."

The clock was ticking for Avrin.

"I opened my back door and I grabbed my purse and he turned around with the gun, and at that moment I thought he was going to shoot me."

Instead, Avrin led officers on a high speed chase through Caldwell, in Castillo's car.

Avrin and officers both exchanged fire. Avrin is hit 3 times, and later dies on scene. The wounded officer was rushed to the hospital.

For Castillo, watching the whole ordeal, is proof that Avrin was willing to use the gun he pointed at her.

"It could have been mine or my daughter's life, but thank God that we're both safe."

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