4 Arrested in Rash of Robberies Targeting Mesquite Hispanic Community

Four people have been arrested, including three juveniles, in connection with a rash of robberies targeting the Hispanic community in Mesquite, police say.

Police said the arrests were connected to seven overnight robberies between Feb. 14 and March 8, all happening at apartment complexes.

Investigators said three suspects arrested last week were juveniles, and a fourth was identified as Joshua Lovie Smith, 17, of Dallas. Smith is charged with aggravated robbery and credit card abuse.

Officers said the group appeared to be targeting members of the Hispanic community around Mesquite.

Police did not disclose what items were stolen.

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