UP Police Respond to Attempted Robbery Near Snider Plaza CVS

University Park Police say a would-be robber tried to take a woman’s vehicle parked near the Snider Plaza CVS Friday armed with what turned out to be a fake handgun.

Police say several Snider Plaza patrons witnessed the suspect try to take the vehicle shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, called 911, and blocked the suspect’s exit.

Police arrested Jose Ignacio Ramirez, 20, on a complaint of aggravated robbery, police records show, and University Park officials say police continue to investigate the incident.

City officials didn’t release the suspect’s name as of about 4:30 p.m. Friday, but we’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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