Three Arrested in String of Gas Station Robberies

Trio charged in four robberies; more charges expected

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    A Crime Stoppers tip after an NBC 5 story led police to three men suspected in a string of gas station robberies in Grand Prairie, Euless, Arlington and Bedford.

    Luis Lopez, 29, arrested at a Arlington home June 5, Euless police said.

    "Investigators interviewed him," Capt. Gary Landers said. "He subsequently confessed. Based on the information he gave us, we developed the other two suspects."

    Police arrested 22-year-old Fabian Fernandez in Bedford on Thursday and 23-year-old Amador Febles-Vazquez in Fort Worth on the following day.

    "From May 13th at 6 a.m. to May 20th at 2:45 a.m., they hit nine places," Landers said. "They hit several places in one night."

    Surveillance cameras show them taking cash from the register, ordering clerks at the QuikTrips and RaceTracs to the floor and threatening to shoot them if they move.

    "The concern was it might escalate, because they were saying they had a weapon," Landers said. "They never displayed a weapon, but they said that they had a weapon and if they didn't comply with them, they would use it."

    The three are all being held in the Euless City Jail. They're charged with four robberies in that city, and police in the others are expected to add more charges.

    "We are relieved to have them off the street," Landers said. "We're relieved to have them in custody, and hopefully, hopefully, this doesn't happen again."