Man takes child along to rob tortillera in Mercedes

Tortilleria robbed in Mercedes

Authorities are looking for a man who took a child along to rob a tortillera in Mercedes.

It all happened at Diana's Tortillera off Business 83 and Vermont Avenue around 5:50 pm Saturday.

Mercedes police are not releasing details at this time but are still at the scene investigating the crime.

Witnesses told Action 4 News that an armed man wearing a black hoodie entered the restaurant and demanded cash.

The man allegedly grabbed the register and ran out the door where a child, who appeared to be at least 12-years-old, was waiting for him.

One witness said the robbery suspect had the register under one arm and the gun under another.

The man and the child allegedly fled the scene in a blue van that was waiting in the alley.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime are asked to call the Mercedes Police Department at (956) 565-3102.