Teens Arrested In String of Robberies

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Las Vegas police arrest five teens in string of robberies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police have arrested five teenagers, including three juveniles, for a string of violent robberies and burglaries in the southwest part of the valley.
Police say the crime spree began in the late morning hours of July 29. They says the suspects robbed and beat three victims at gunpoint.
Officers arrested the suspects after stopping their vehicle in the area of Charleston Boulevard and Pavilion Center Drive, in Summerlin.
Anthony M. Medel, 18, was arrested, charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, and held on $56,000 bail.
Michael A. McSwain, 18, was arrested Monday and jailed on $45,000 bail for other robbery with a deadly weapon charges.
Three juveniles, whose names were not released, were also arrested, police said.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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