Three suspects charged in several armed robberies
Three teens were arrested Saturday night and charged in a string of armed robberies in San Antonio, including one in which a Dollar General clerk was shot, police said.
The men were arrested by Somerset police after San Antonio sent out an advisory. They are: Nathaniel Pavini, 19; Hector Aguilar, 18, and a 17-year-old.
Each were charged with two counts of aggravated robbery. Police expect them to face two counts of aggravated assault for the shooting as well.
San Antonio police suspect that four people committed the robberies Friday and Saturday. They covered their faces and wielded guns, including a long rifle, police said.
The department is reportedly still looking for the fourth suspect.
The first target was a Circle K on West Side’s Potranco Road on Friday, police said.
Police didn’t say what time the robbery occurred. Shortly after, police said there was a shooting at a Dollar General store on the Southwest Side.
Police suspect that the three men and another person entered the store on Southwest Military Drive, and the cashier was shot after he struggled with one of them.
The employee is in critical condition, spokesman Carlos Roberto Ortiz said Sunday.
Police think the same four people of approached a man in his driveway and stole his Toyota Tacoma at gunpoint Saturday. Police didn’t specify where the carjacking occurred.
The men fled in the truck and a gray Dodge Neon, police said.
That’s when the department sent out an advisory about the suspects and the two vehicles. Just after 10 p.m., Somerset police said they were detaining several men and a woman who were found with the car and stolen Tacoma.
Several guns were recovered, including the long rifle.
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