Costumed Men Rob Halloween Partygoers in Pantego

By Scott Gordon
|  Thursday, Nov 4, 2010  |  Updated 12:03 PM CDT
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4th Teen Arrested in Pantego Halloween-Party Robbery

Four party crashers at a Halloween eve bash in the Fort Worth area are sought after the costumed men robbed the guests of money, jewelry and cell phones.

Police have arrested four teenagers in connection with a robbery at a Halloween eve bash in Pantego.

Currently in custody are Pedro Dominguez, David Anthony Castro, Jonathan Diaz and Pablo Garcia.  All are 17 years of age and face 19 counts of aggravated robbery and one cound of burglary of a habitat.  Dominguez and Castro are in the Mansfield jail under additonal charges; Diaz and Garcia are in the Pantego jail.

Investigators said the four teens were in costume when they crashed a party in Pantego at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday.  The group then robbed guests of money, jewelry and cell phones, police said.

Three of the teens were arrested Wednesday night at a south Fort Worth apartment complex.

Pantego Police Chief Joel McKinney said the arrests are a huge relief.

"We're thrilled to death to have them identified and at least three of them arrested," he said. "Our detectives, patrol and our dispatch worked extremely hard over the last four days to bring this to an end."

McKinney said the victims were 30 to 35 high school students attending the party, which was thrown for students mainly from Arlington High School. Some of the teenagers at the party unknowingly let in the four costumed men, who wore bandannas, he said.

Pantego police said a father who arrived to pick up one of the teenage attendees was beaten by the suspects after confronting them. Police said two of the four suspects had guns.

The father was treated and released from a hospital, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in its Wednesday editions.

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