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Police catch man who robbed Esmeralda Restaurant

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Jan 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-14 15:29:58-05

OPD is identifying the man who robbed Esmeralda Restaurant Friday night as 30-year-old Wal Tut. 

Officers responded to reports of a robbery in progress around 7:13 p.m. to find the suspect running from the restaurant. 

He was captured and taken into custody at 31st and R Streets. Police say he admitted to Friday's robbery and a previous robbery at the same restaurant.

 Tut is facing charges of two counts of Robbery and one count of Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.