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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say 12- and 11-year-old children arrested over the weekend in Houston are part of a group of juveniles responsible for a series of robberies, carjackings and other crimes.

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said in a statement Tuesday that a 14-year-old was arrested a day earlier and that the investigation may yield additional arrests.

The article goes on to state the following:

Heap says the three children were arrested for their involvement in an attack Sept. 9 on a 76-year-old man who was out for an evening walk. He says the man was beaten with his walking cane by suspects who demanded money at gunpoint before running away.

From The Office of Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5:· 

Constable Ted Heap announced today the arrest of three juvenile suspects responsible for a series of aggravated robberies, carjackings and thefts over the last several months in the Westbury area of Southwest Houston. In many cases, these suspects targeted senior citizens in the community.

Constable Heap’s Criminal Investigations Division, working with Precinct 5’s patrol officers, arrested two of the juveniles, ages 11 and 12, on Sunday, September 16. Another 14-year-old suspect was apprehended on Monday, September 17.

These juveniles were arrested for their recent attack on a 76-year-old man out for his evening walk on September 9. The juveniles beat the victim with his own walking stick, then pointed a gun at him and demanded money before running off. The victim was bruised and suffered a laceration to his head in the attack.

Precinct 5 investigators are looking into whether this group of juveniles may be connected to as many as 26 robberies and thefts reported in the area since May 2018. The investigation is ongoing and may lead to further arrests.

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