POSTED: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 5:08pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 7:11pm
Longview police have arrested the man they say tried to rob a Walmart late Friday night.
Official press release from Longview Police:
On December 22, 2012 at 12:07 a.m., officers responded to an armed subject call at Wal-Mart, located at 2440 Gilmer Road.
When Officers arrived, witnesses told them a Hispanic male, later identified as Juquin Daniel Gallardo 20, of Gladewater, attempted to break the glass to gain access into the store’s pharmacy.
When he was unsuccessful at breaking the glass he took out what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at two different clerks.
Gallardo demanded the keys to the pharmacy.
However, the store clerks did not have access to the pharmacy keys. Upon further investigation it was determined the gun was actually a toy gun.
Gallardo was arrested for robbery and transported to the Gregg County Jail without further incident.