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Three teens arrested after allegedly robbing group at gunpoint

(Source: Odessa Police Department) (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Odessa police say three teens have been arrested after robbing five people at gunpoint and then evading arrest in a car and on foot.

Officers were called out the the 1200 block of Wilson St. on a report of a robbery just after 11 p.m. The five victims told police they had been robbed at gunpoint by three males and a female. After showing handguns to the victims, the three allegedly demanded all of their property. The trio then fled in a car.

About an hour later officers saw a car matching the description given by the victim in the 400 block of Foster Ave. When they tried to stop the car, the driver refused to pull over and instead evaded.

The car ultimately crashed into a house on the corner of Fall St. and Clements St. After the collision the suspects left the car and ran away.

Officers eventually caught the three hiding nearby in the area. 

Further investigation revealed that the car had been reported stolen. A search of the car resulted in a handgun, shell casings and stolen property.

Leon Flores, 17, a 15-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were positively identified as the robbery suspects by the victims.

Flores was arrested and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated robbery, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.

Both the 15-year-old and the 12-year-old were arrested and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity-aggravated robbery.

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