A teenager was arrested in connection to a robbery from 2022. The Lubbock Police Department was dispatched to a Smokehead Shop just after 8:45 p.m. back on January 7, 2022. Employees that were at the shop during the robbery told police that 19-year-old Elijah Jimenez and 30-year-old Adrian Hernandez locked the doors as they came in.

KAMC news reported that Hernandez brandished a gun and used the statement

I'm going to keep it gangster...I'm robbing this [expletive]

After using a catch phrase straight out of an early 2000's rap song Hernandez then demanded money and cigarettes while holding a shop employee at gunpoint.

Hernandez was arrested back on March 4, 2022 and in the spirit of keeping it gangster told police during questioning that he doesn't steal but instead shoots people. Hernandez' accomplice, Jimenez, was later identified for his involvement in connection to the armed robbery. Jimenez was arrested on Wednesday, January 25, on one count of Aggravated Robbery. As per the publishing of this article Jimenez is currently still in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

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Hernandez has been in the Lubbock County Detention since his arrest back in March of 2022. He is currently charged with:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Theft Between $100-$750
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Assault Causing Bodily Injury
  • Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information Under 5 Items
  • Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
  • Two Separate Charges of Aggravated Robbery

Hernandez is currently being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a combined bond of $250,000.

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