Two arrested after eight-liner robbery, shooting

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men accused of a robbery in rural Edinburg at an eight-liner operation where a man was shot in his “pelvic area.”

In a news release, authorities said the 33-year-old man, who wasn’t identified, remains in critical but stable condition.

The sheriff’s office responded on Monday at 4:37 p.m. north of Monte Cristo Road on Ware Road in response to an aggravated robbery where the 33-year-old had been shot by an unknown man, according to the news release.

Witnesses told investigators several armed men with covered faces entered the eight-liner and demanded money, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators identified the suspect vehicle through video surveillance as a 2004 Ford Mustang.

Deputies arrested 43-year-old Victor Hugo Rojas on Tuesday and charged him with criminal attempt murder.

On Wednesday, authorities took Jose De Jesus Soberon into custody.

More arrests are pending.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the case to come forward by contacting the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office at (956) 383-8114.

Anonymous tipsters can contact the sheriff’s office through the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 668-TIPS (8477) or through the smartphone application P3 TIPS.