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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:40 am, Thu Feb 7, 2013.

A Brownsville couple was arrested over the weekend on robbery charges after police say they allegedly attacked a JC Penny employee while they allegedly tried to shoplift at the store.

 

Authorities said Pedro Casas, 36, and Angelica Rubio, 32, attacked the guard Sunday afternoon.

 

Casas reportedly displayed a screwdriver at the store employee as he and Rubio tried to flee the store. A third suspect, a juvenile, is accused of biting the employee on the arm several times.

 

As the attack occurred, a citizen pulled the trio off the employee as police were called to the scene.

 

Casas and Rubio were charged with aggravated robbery, engaging in criminal activity and endangering a child. The couple reportedly had two small children with them when the incident occurred.

 

Casas bonds totaled $25,000 while Rubio’s bonds totaled $20,000. The juvenile suspect was turned over to juvenile authorities.

 

The children were turned over to a family friend.