Cameron Co. Sheriff's Investigators Tracking Armed Robbery Suspects

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:15am

The Cameron County Sheriff's Office needs your help tracking down three men accused of an armed robbery at an eight-liner.

It was not such a lucky night for over a dozen patrons looking to win at an eight-liner off of 1732 in Olmito. Their gaming was interrupted by three masked men armed with weapons.

Sheriff Lucio says after the three suspects robbed the attendee they ordered the fourteen gamers that were inside, on the ground. The sheriff has more on what happened next.

"While on the floor they advised them to not look at them, they also stole the items from the customers, they took whatever money they had, jewelry, some identification cards such as drivers license, social security cards and other types of identification cards," Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said.

The sheriff adds this was a pretty bold move, robbing the establishment when people were inside and then actually robbing the patrons. He says in most robbery cases, criminals just target the business and get out of there, making as little contact with people as possible.

"At the present time we don't have any information or any specific description of the individuals other than the fact that they were Hispanic and were speaking in Spanish to them," says the sheriff.

The sheriff's office is hoping the men talked and someone has information on the crime. If you know anything about the Friday night incident or who the masked men may have been, you can contact Cameron County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 956-350-5551.

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