Alleged armed burglar to make plea

Published 10:43 am Friday, December 23, 2011

An Austin man who allegedly broke into a man’s house wielding a knife and demanding money will enter a plea in Mower County District Court next week.
Roberto Javier Robledo, 30, was charged on Dec. 6 with three counts of first-degree burglary — all felonies.
According to a court complaint, police were called to the 1100 block of 12th Avenue NE on Oct. 26 for a burglary report. When police spoke with the victims, a man and his girlfriend, the man said two Hispanic men entered his house unannounced and held a knife to his throat.
The man said he recognized Robledo as one of the burglars from when the two used to hang out. The man told police the second suspect, who is still at large, pushed him onto the sofa, struck him in the head and body and held a knife to his throat. According to the court complaint, the knife had a six-inch blade.
The man’s girlfriend reportedly tried to call 911 from the kitchen area, but Robledo allegedly grabbed the phone from her hand and left with it.
Robledo allegedly told the man he owed money and should pay up. The man told officers he thinks the demand for money stems from a $230 debt he owes his ex-girlfriend. He told police Robledo and his ex-girlfriend are friends.
Robledo was arrested on Dec. 6 at the Law Enforcement Center, according to court documents.

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