Mother tells son to turn himself in to police for gas station robberies

Mario Albert Aguirre, 25, is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon

September 29, 2011 10:19:07 AM PDT
Police say a mother recognized her own son on the news, and told him he should turn himself in to authorities.

According to the Pasadena Police Department, Mario Albert Aguirre, 25, walked into the station on Wednesday morning and told the front desk officer he was there to turn himself in. He was taken into custody and charged with three counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Aguirre is reportedly responsible for robbing three Pasadena gas stations at knife point in the past three weeks. Police had released the store video to the media in the hopes of finding a lead in the case.

Aguirre's mother, police say, saw the video on Tuesday and convinced her son to turn himself in.

Bond has been set at $30,000 on each count.