Two suspects jailed for "tag-team" robbery at La Plaza Mall

Abelardo Gomez Reyes // McAllen Police Department Photo

Two young men are behind bars after being accused of participating in a "tag-team" robbery inside McAllen's La Plaza Mall.

McAllen police arrested 22-year-old Christian Garcia Flores and Abelardo Gomez Reyes on robbery charges over the weekend.

Investigators said Flores stole sunglasses from inside a store but was stopped by a loss prevention officer.

Reyes allegedly came from behind the loss prevention officer and attacked him.

The two men fled the scene but McAllen police reported that investigators were able to identify Flores and Reyes as thes suspects.

Details about how and where they were arrested were not immediately available but the two men remain behind bars under $85,000 dollar bonds.