Police: Robbery victim knew suspect

The Odessa man who was arrested Friday morning on an aggravated robbery charge was identified by name by one of his alleged victims.

An Odessa Police Department report released Tuesday provides more details about Sunday’s arrest of Curtis Leon Henderson, 60.

According to the report, police learned employees of a DK in the 600 block of South Grandview Avenue had been robbed around 6 a.m. Friday.

When officers arrived, the two clerks said a man armed with a large kitchen knife came behind the cash registers, announced “This is a robbery” and demanded they open the safe, the report stated.

When told they couldn’t open the safe, the suspect demanded the women open the register and they complied, the report stated. The suspect then grabbed $50.76 and fled, dropping $18 in ones on his way out the door.

According to the report, one of the clerks said the suspect was a man named Curtis Henderson.

Officers watched a surveillance video of the event and observed the suspect leaving the store at 5:45 a.m., the report stated.

Officers detained Henderson at 7:40 a.m. wearing the same clothes as the suspect in the video, the report stated. He had $32.76 with him.

The officers arrested Henderson, who also goes by Curtis McDade, on suspicion of aggravated robbery. He remained in the Ector County jail Tuesday on a $50,000 surety bond.