Robbery that wasn’t
A man reported being robbed at gunpoint about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Walmart parking lot on Garth Road. He followed the vehicle of the man who allegedly robbed him, and was able to direct police to it.
They tried to stop the vehicle, resulting in a pursuit that started on North Pruett and ended in the 600 block of Harold, according to Baytown police spokesman Lt. Steve Dorris.
The suspect then ran into his house. He was talked out of the house by police and arrested.
Dorris said that when police investigated, they found it had not been a robbery at all.
The victim had met the suspect to buy a gun from him, but the suspect left with both the money and the gun.
Police charged 17-year-old Jhakeem Monrose of Baytown with felony evading in a motor vehicle, Dorris said.
A man got out of his car and fled on foot when a police officer stopped him for a traffic violation at North Main and East Fayle, Dorris said.
He ran across North Main and North Commerce and police lost sight of him.
A police dog found him hiding behind some bushes and he was arrested without further incident.
Dorris said that 18-year-old Christian Fiallos-Rodriguez of Baytown was charged with misdemeanor evading on foot.
• About $900 worth of tools were reported stolen in the 4900 block of Garth Road.