Jan. 30 Odessa police arrested 32-year-old Christopher Michael Cross on Jan. 30 and charged him with robbery, a second-degree felony. Market Street, 4950 E. 42nd St., reported a robbery to the Odessa Police Department on Jan. 20. Investigation revealed that a man took merchandise from the store and exited without making any attempt to pay. When Albertsons personnel confronted the man about the stolen property, he forcefully struck the employee in the chest with his elbow. Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as Cross. Detectives obtained a warrant for Cross, who was arrested and charged accordingly. Cross, 2517 Cambridge St., was being held Feb. 3 at the Ector County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.