Hidalgo county task force brings down robbery ring


POSTED: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 4:47pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 8:21am

Seven people were arrested after a Hidalgo County Aggravated Robbery Task Force unit busted up an armed robbery ring.

Jackie Rocha, Ignacio Berrones, Daniel Flores, Francisco Ibarra, Auner Hernandez, Pedro Martinez, and Merari Hernandez were all charged with in two aggravated robbery cases.

The task force was formed after several robberies occurred in east Hidalgo county last week.

Deputies finally were able to get confessions from the seven after they tracked down the vehicle, weapons and masks.

It's a crime that continues to be a problem.

"Next week I am going to release our crime statistics. And one of the crime that dramatically increased was aggravated robberies," said Sheriff Lupe Trevino, Hidalgo County.

Trevino is considering making the temporary task force a permanent one. But said he needs to develop the idea further before making a decision.

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