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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — Children and an elderly woman are among the victims stemming from a Fort Worth robbery spree.
The series of robberies began at around 6:30pm Friday night. 24-year-old Julio Cesar Garcia snatched a purse from 75-year-old Josephine Choice and her daughter. Later that night, officers got reports of a suspect with a similar description who beat up and robbed a 13-year-old boy at a convenience store. Soon after, Garcia robbed a 14-year-old boy and tried to stab someone who came to help.
Around 9 o’clock, police say the suspect struck again at the Hulen Mall parking lot when he pulled a gun on a woman getting into her car. That woman was able to drive away, even dragging the suspect until he was able to get away and get back to his own car.
20-year-old Kimberly Hernandez was reportedly Garcia’s driver in the crime spree. Police caught up with the two suspects on Standish Road. Officers say Garcia had barricaded himself in the home for hours but eventually had to be rescued by SWAT team members when he got stuck in a crawl space. Both Garcia and Hernandez were arrested for Aggravated Robbery With A Deadly Weapon.
More charges are expected as the investigation unfolds.
Fortunately, none of the victims suffered any life-threatening injuries.
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