Teens robbed of anti-anxiety drug in Watauga holdup

This robbery was way outside of the bun.

Two North Richland Hills teenagers told Watauga police that they were robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon as they sat in their vehicle in a Taco Bell parking lot in Watauga, and escaped by running into the business.

And the bandits’ loot? Twenty four Xanax pills that the North Richland Hills teens didn’t have a prescription for, Watauga police said Monday.

One of the victims said that they were in his father’s car and the pills were for the father.

Three Fort Worth teens were arrested shortly after the holdup in Fort Worth when authorities located a car that matched the description of the one used in the Watauga holdup.

The robbery happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Taco Bell parking lot in the 6200 block of Rufe Snow Drive in Watauga.

Two men -- a 19-year-old and an 18-year-old -- told Watauga police that they were sitting in their vehicle when one armed men jumped into the car and demanded everything, police said Monday. Another armed robber was outside of the car, the 18-year-old victim said Monday who spoke on the condition that his name not be used for fear of retaliation.

At some point, the victims got out of their car and ran into the Taco Bell, police said.

The robbers got out of the victims’ car and jumped into a 1992 Buick Roadmaster and drove away. The North Richland Hills teens said the robbers took the pills, two cellphones and a billfold.

Police said the pills were not in a prescription bottle, but the 18-year-old said the robbers probably took off with the bottle and discarded it later..

Fort Worth police stopped a Buick Roadmaster about 15 minutes later in Fort Worth, and arrested two men, a 19-year-old and 17-year-old. The men were arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, police said.

A 19-year-old Fort Worth woman also was arrested on a drug possession charge.

Police did not identify the suspects.