On Thursday, September 19th at approximately 1:18 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1100 block of Central Freeway to Love’s in reference to an aggravated robbery.
Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who stated that she was inside the store collecting money for the Children’s Miracle Network when she was approached by the suspect who was later identified as 26 year old Angel Solorzano. Solorzano asked the victim if she knew where he might be able to get some help to purchase a bus ticket to Ft Worth. While the victim was talking to Solorzano he reached done and grabbed the donation bucket from the victim who had it in her lap due to being in a wheelchair and not having full use of her arms and then ran out of the store with it.
A witness began to chase Solorzano around the store and onto the access road at which time they confronted Solorzano and told him to give the money back. Solorzano then threw a backpack at the witness and struck him in the face with his fist. Solorzano then pulled out a knife and told the witness to, “back up.”
Solorzano then continued to run down the access road when he was confronted again by two other witnesses. One of them had a firearm and was able to hold Solorzano at gunpoint until police arrived. Solorzano was found to be in possession of approximately $60 in loose, crumpled bills.
Officers placed Solorzano into custody and transported him to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated robbery.