9 Suspects Arrested In Robbery Spree
November 6, 2006 -- After four
months of investigation, investigators from the Houston Police
Robbery Division, assigned to the Multi-Agency Violent Gang Crime
Initiative, made nine arrests in connection with 22 robbery cases
that occurred between June and October of 2006. The robberies
occurred in the Heights, 5th Ward, 2nd Ward, and on the Near-Northside and East end areas.
The suspects would enter the bars and take money
and jewelry from the people inside. The suspects were masked during
the incidents and they would order the victims to lie down on
the floor during the robberies. Investigators were able to recover
some of the stolen jewelry pawned by the suspects.
All the suspects gave statements regarding their
involvement in the robberies. Five suspects arrested were adults
along with four juveniles. The charges are as follows:
(H/m, DOB: 1-15-88), and Cesar Vargas
(H/m, DOB: 9-13-86) are both charged two counts of aggravated
robbery with a deadly weapon in the 351st State District Court.
Their mother, Marsela Vargas
(H/f, DOB: 6-17-69), was charged with theft. Eugenio
James Lopez (H/m, DOB: 10-07-80), Jesus
Bernabe (H/m, DOB: 8-6-89) and four other juveniles (two women
ages 13 and 16 and two males age 15) were also charged with two
counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 351st
State District Court.
The locations were the incidents occurred are
06/04/05 1206 20th
06/10/06 1206 20th
06/11/06 6820 Irvington
06/20/06 6714 N. Main
06/21/06 2621 Link Rd.
06/24/06 2206 Telephone Rd.
06/25/06 55 Berry Rd.
06/26/06 2020 Studewood
07/06/06 2805 Navigation
07/07/06 8505 Jensen
07/10/06 3618 Harrisburg
07/11/06 9020 Jensen
09/09/06 116 79th St.
09/19/06 7445 Park Place
09/25/06 7823 Irvington
09/22/06 6002 Lyons
09/25/06 1404 Lorraine
09/25/06 2708 N. Shepherd
09/28/06 4003 N. Main
09/28/06 5546 Lawndale
10/01/06 6621 N. Main
10/04/06 1912 Hardy
Anyone that might have been victimized by these individuals is
urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a