Gang Members Arrested in Armed Robbery Scheme

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 7:40am

Eight gang members are under arrest in an armed robbery scheme on a tip from a security guard. Police pulled over the vehicle that the suspects were in and after some questioning the teens confessed to a plan of robbing local businesses as Sgt. Roland Garcia, from the San Juan Police Department, stated, "They came here for the purpose of doing armed robberies. They wanted to go to businesses and as the occupants of those businesses, or the customers were exiting they were going to do armed robberies for watches, hats, wallets, whatever they could grab, they were going to get." Police say the teens were all from the Donna area and each will be charged with aggravated robbery, unlawfully carrying of a weapon, engaging in organized crime and possession of marijuana.

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