Two more people have been arrested and charged in the string of robberies committed overnight on Thursday, September, 13..
From left to right, the names are Anthony Daniel Carrillo and Christopher Anthony Pieczynski.
Pieczynski and Carrillo of Abilene were contacted by APD and interviewed about the aggravated robberies of four local businesses.
The investigation into these additional suspects revealed that Mr. Pieczynski and Mr. Carrillo were both complicit and present during some or all of these robberies.
Mr. Pieczynski was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated robbery and is currently being held at Taylor County Jail on $400,000.00 bond.
Mr. Carrillo was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and is currently being held at Taylor County Jail on $300,000.00 bond.
Though still an active investigation, APD believes that all suspects directly related to these robberies have been identified and arrested.
During the evening hours of Thursday, September 13, four local businesses and their customers were robbed by two armed men.
The suspects robbed three convenience stores, one at Buffalo Gap and Chimney Rock, another at South 14 and Treadaway, and a third at South 20 and Highland.
The pair also robbed a smoke shop on South 14 Street.
The robberies happened over a period of less than two hours Thursday night.
Patrol officers began the initial investigation, and detectives from the criminal investigation division were called in to assist.
No one was injured in the robberies, but witnesses were able to provide a description of the men and their vehicle, which lead police to two young men.
During the following sixteen hours, officers from the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Street Crimes Division, Special Operations Division, and deputies with the Taylor County sheriff's office worked collaboratively to solve these robberies.
As a result, both of the men responsible for these robberies have been arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated robbery.
Paul Michael Valadez, an 18-year-old resident of Abilene, and Eric Gene Pack, a 19-year-old resident of Abilene, were arrested today as a result of the investigation.