Man wanted for Labor Day crime spree in San Juan

Roel Garcia // San Juan Police Department

Authorities are searching for a man accused in a Labor Day crime spree.

San Juan police are searching for 24-year-old Roel Garcia, a suspected gang member, wanted on three aggravated robbery warrants.

According to police, Garcia TMs crime spree began around 11:51pm Monday evening.

That's when he allegedly kicked down the front doors of a residence off the 500 block of San Juanita Street, just a few blocks down from his own home.

Garcia allegedly pulled out a knife and demanded money and the keys to the car parked outside the home.

When the homeowners told him police were on their way, Garcia ran off to a nearby Stripes convenience store at the corner of Nolana Avenue and Raul Longoria.

While in the parking lot, police say Garcia approached a man sitting in his car and demanded that the car owner get out.

When the man refused, Garcia allegedly put his hands in his shirt and threatened the victim.

Police said Garcia then punched the victim forcing him out of the car and fled the scene.

Garcia is considered armed and dangerous, so investigators say do not approach him.

If anyone has information on Garcia TMs whereabouts you are urged to contact the San Juan police Crime Stoppers at (956) 283-8477.

All calls are confidential and could lead to a cash reward.