Two people were charged by Odessa police after they reportedly stole merchandise from a Walmart and tried to steal an employee’s vehicle.
Officers were called about a disturbance around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at Walmart, 4210 N. JBS Parkway, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.
The two suspects, 35-year-old Christopher Webb and 30-year-old Keri Bucek, reportedly took merchandise from the store and left without paying, the release detailed. When an employee confronted them, they began running toward the parking lot.
An employee pulled their vehicle in front of the suspects’ vehicle to prevent them from leaving, the release stated, and while the employee was attempting to detain Webb, Bucek entered the employee’s vehicle and began to drive away. However, the vehicle turned off automatically after it left the range of the employee’s key FOB.
Bucek then reportedly pulled out a knife and threatened the employee with it, the release detailed, and then officers arrived on scene and arrested both suspects.
Webb and Bucek were charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and Bucek was further charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, after marijuana was found on her person, the release stated.
Jail records show both suspects were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Wednesday. Webb has a $75,000 bond and Bucek has three bonds totaling $90,500.