EL PASO, Texas — UPDATE [Apr. 20] — A Crime Stoppers tip has led to the arrest of a man captured on video surveillance ambushing an elderly El Paso business owner and brutally beating him with brass knuckles during an aggravated robbery.

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, police say investigative work and the Crime Stoppers tip led El Paso Police Department Central Regional Command TAC Unit members to the arrest of 20-year-old Paul Carmona.

Carmona was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and is being held at the El Paso County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.

"Crime Stoppers of El Paso like to thank the El Paso Community for their continued support of the program through tips and donations," read a statement issued by the El Paso Police Department. "The success of our program would not be possible without the hard work of our law enforcement community, and the news media."

ORIGINAL [Apr.12 ] — The El Paso Police Department is seeking the public's assistance identifying a man who brutally beat an elderly business owner with brass knuckles during an aggravated robbery last month.

The robbery has been featured by the El Paso Crime Stoppers as the crime of the week.

Police say the incident happened as the 71-year-old business owner was opening up Sun City Woodworks, located at 1816 Myrtle, in south El Paso.

After ambushing and beating the shop owner, the suspect fled the scene with money and his cell phone.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, possibly between 25 and 30 years old, 5'11", and approximately 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the El Paso Crime Stoppers at (800) 566-8477(TIPS) or online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters will remain anonymous and, if the tip leads to an arrest, the tipster may qualify for a cash reward.

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