Second person arrested after armored truck robbed at shopping center on San Antonio’s northeast side

It happened at a Wells Fargo ATM located on Austin Highway just before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police have arrested a second man in connection to an armored truck robbery that happened on the northeast side of town Wednesday morning.

The man was identified as 33-year-old, Melvin Charles Hill Jr., arrested for aggravated robbery, according to an arrest affidavit.

Hill allegedly robbed the truck with Deandre Dayshawn Nelson, 28, who was the first person to be arrested for the robbery. 

Police were dispatched around 10 a.m. on Wednesday to the Wells Fargo located on the 1500 block of Austin Highway for reports of a robbery in progress.

According to an arrest affidavit a Brink employee was at the Wells Fargo ATM putting money into the machine when she was ambushed at gunpoint. One of the suspects ordered the victim to get on the ground while Nelson grabbed multiple boxes from the armored truck that contained large amounts of money. 

Both Nelson and the Hill fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash before police arrived, officials said. 

No one was injured in the incident.

A witness said they saw Nelson and the Hill get into a pickup truck which helped investigators track down the vehicle. Video surveillance of the robbery was also obtained which showed Nelson wearing a distinct blue hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants and black shoes. 

Police found Nelson’s truck in front of a northeast-side residence. The homeowner consented to have his home searched which included the home’s video security system. Investigators said the video surveillance showed Nelson return to the house wearing the same clothes from the robbery.  

Investigators also executed a search warrant for Nelson’s truck where they found a handgun and an undetermined amount of money in the truck. 


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