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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:46 pm

An Odessa Crime Stoppers tip resulted in an arrest of a teenager who was reportedly involved in robbing the same gas station twice within an hour.

Jovanni Ibarra Martinez, 17, was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, after he turned himself at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Odessa Police Department is still attempting to identify the other two suspects involved in the robbery, an OPD press release stated.

The reported robberies happened at 9:07 p.m. and 9:59 p.m. Sunday at the DK located at the intersection of 10th Street and Dixie Boulevard, the release detailed.

Men reportedly stole merchandise and assaulted the clerk. Less than an hour after the first robbery, the same two men returned to the business, stole more merchandise and stabbed the clerk in the arm, the release detailed.

Both suspects reportedly fled the scene in a blue four-door sedan, which was being driven by an unknown woman.

Anyone with information about the other two subjects is asked to contact Detective D. Rocha at 432-335-4933 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 19-25889.

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