A Texas City man was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a June armed robbery of a food store, police said.

Robert Harris, 18, of Texas City, was charged with aggravated robbery in connection to a holdup at the King Food Mart, 601 Texas Ave. N., on June 17.

Two men entered the store about 5 a.m. and forced customers and employees to the ground at gunpoint, according to a police complaint.

The men forced a clerk to open the store's safe and took about $2,000 from the safe and cash register, according to the complaint. No injuries were reported. 

Witnesses named Harris as a possible suspect in the robbery, according to the complaint. The witnesses said Harris was a regular customer at the store, according to the complaint.

Although the robber's face was partially covered, multiple witnesses identified Harris in a photo lineup, according to the complaint.

Harris was arrested Thursday afternoon, according to police records.

Harris also is charged with felony forgery and misdemeanor burglary of a vehicle from unrelated incidents, according to police records. 

He was being held Friday at the Galveston County Jail on $95,000 in bonds, according to jail records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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Randy Chapman

Yep, good plan; rob the store where you are a frequent customer. And they say criminals aren't smart!

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