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Brownsville man arrested for 'polite' robbery spree

Carlos Treviño Mugshot

A Brownsville man is behind bars after going on a robbery spreed where said he was "polite" and "courteous" and even offered to give them his gun in exchange for cash.

Brownsville police arrested 26-year-old Carlos Trevio on three counts of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery on Sunday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Trevio matched the description of a man who robbed a Stripes convenience store off East 14th and Lincoln Streets around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Store clerks said Trevio came in the store two times and was polite and courteous during both visits.

During the second visit, Trevio told the clerk that he had a gun and needed money.

The clerk reportedly talked Trevio out of the robbery.

Investigators said Trevio left the store empty-handed and patrol officers stopped him down the street on International Boulevard.

Police said detectives were able to link Trevio to at least three other robberies in the area:

September 26thStripes2258 East Avenue$20

September 23rdMcDonalds1104 International Blvd$40

August 31stStripes845 International Blvd$20

In each case, police said Trevio was polite and friendly.

Trevio allegedly told the victims that he needed cash and was willing to leave the gun as collateral.

The 26-year-old man faced a Brownsville municipal judge on Monday morning where he was issued a total in $70,000 dollars in bonds.

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