Vehicle Stolen at Gunpoint at First Basin Credit Union in Odessa; Two Arrested

Vehicle Stolen at Gunpoint at First Basin Credit Union in Odessa; Two Arrested
Isaac Carrasco and Taylor Woods

On January 30, 2024, at approximately 11:35 pm, Odessa Police Officers responded to a reported robbery at 2710 N. County Rd. W. (First Basin Credit Union). Dispatch informed officers that a suspect had brandished a firearm, pointed it at the victim, and forcibly stole his vehicle.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers encountered a 20-year-old male and a 20-year-old female who were inside a GMC Sierra parked in the bank parking lot. According to the victims, an unidentified male approached them, wielding a shotgun. The assailant ordered them to exit the vehicle, and when the 20-year-old male resisted, a round was fired into the air. The suspect then pointed the shotgun at the victim a second time, compelling both individuals to exit the vehicle. The assailant, identified as 38-year-old Isaac Carrasco, then entered the stolen GMC Sierra and fled the scene.

A subsequent radio broadcast was issued in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle. Odessa Police located the stolen GMC Sierra in the 2600 block of Beaty. Notably, the bed of the vehicle had been spray-painted black. Officers identified a male matching the suspect’s description at the location, with black spray paint residue on his fingers. The suspect, later identified as Carrasco, was positively identified.

Further investigation led officers to 33-year-old Taylor Woods, who was found to have assisted Carrasco in stealing the GMC Sierra. Both Carrasco and Woods were charged with Aggravated Robbery, classified as a “Felony 1,” based on the facts and circumstances uncovered during the investigation. Subsequently, the suspects were transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.