Police make arrest in Whataburger robbery

The Elsa Police Department has made an arrest in a fast food robbery made at gunpoint, according to an agency news release issued last Friday.

The Criminal Investigations Division identified 22-yearold Wyatt Castillo of Edcouch as the suspect accused of robbing the Whataburger located at 100 E. Highway 107 in Elsa the previous day.

Castillo is accused of taking approximately $84 from the restaurant.

A warrant was issued for aggravated robbery by Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Jason Peña, and Castillo was arrested by Weslaco police on Thursday evening.

Following a subsequent search of Castillo’s residence, investigators were able to determine that he had also allegedly been involved in an open aggravated robbery investigation that occurred on Oct. 29 at a Stripes store in Elsa. Castillo is accused of taking $114 during that robbery.

Castillo was arraigned on Friday afternoon. He was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, and held on a bond of $200,000 for each count.