FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – A gutsy Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy is credited with taking down a serial robbery suspect while he was in the process of robbing a McDonald’s restaurant with a knife.
“At about 9:45 p.m., the suspect arrived at the restaurant on a bicycle. He was wearing a gray hoodie pulled over his head and black sweatpants,” said a written statement from the Sheriff’s Office. “He also had a black bandana covering his face. He walked into the restaurant and pulled a knife on the staff, forcing them to the back of the facility. A detective then entered the store and apprehended the suspect.”
It happened on Wednesday, June 13, Sheriff’s detectives and deputies were posted at various businesses that had previously been hit by the suspect. One of the locations was the Travel Plaza that includes a McDonald’s restaurant located in the 2800 block of U.S. 59 in the Rosenberg area.
Nikolas Reyes Garza, Jr., 23, of Rosenberg, was placed into custody without any injury to restaurant staff or deputies.
At this point, law enforcement agencies have tied the suspect to multiple armed robberies, perhaps as many as seven.
Garza was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery and is in the Fort Bend County Jail. His bond has not been set. Garza has admitted to six other prior robberies and additional charges are pending.
“We are proud of the work our detectives did to catch this criminal and put a stop to his armed robberies,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls.