Tuesday, August 5, 2014



Note: go to link for a look at the tats. Those who have spent some time in CA (Central America, not kalifornia) Familiar?
"men" or "children"?

Shirtless suspects brandish machete in Phoenix holdup
Posted: Aug 02, 2014 4:09 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2014 8:25 PM CDT
By Phil Benson - email


Both shirtless suspects are described as Hispanic men between the ages of 16 to 18. (Source: Silent Witness)


Two armed robbers remain on the loose more than a month after they held up a clerk at a Phoenix-area service station.

Silent Witness hopes the public can provide new leads into the July 1 holdup at the Shell station at 5402 W. Indian School Rd.

Both shirtless suspects are described as Hispanic men between the ages of 16 to 18.

One of them is about 5'5" tall and weighs 120 pounds. He was wearing white shorts with a dark stripe on the side and had tattoos on upper right arm and chest. He was armed with a machete.

The other suspect is also 5'5" tall and weighs 120 pounds. He was wearing black shorts and shoes.

The suspects entered the store and "aggressively cornered the clerk," said Silent Witness Sgt. Derek Elmore.

They moved the clerk to the register and demanded money. The teen armed with the machete motioned as if he was going to strike the victim, Elmore said.

Both suspects obtained the money and fled on foot. They haven't been seen or heard from since.

Anyone with information about the suspects are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO. People can also call Silent Witness detectives toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS. Your call will remain anonymous.

Another way to leave a message is to head to the website silentwitness.org.


Note: more to come? Destroying evidence?

Sheriff's Office: 3 dead in Starr County shooting
Star County Sheriff's Office provided photograph
Investigators consider Eduardo Moreno, 24, a person of interest in the shooting.

Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:42 am
Jacob Fischler | The Monitor


NEAR RIO GRANDE CITY — Starr County authorities discovered one live grenade, two dead men and a third man mortally injured after a shooting at a rural home Sunday morning.
Starr County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a home on Rosario Street near North Alvarez Road at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday. Inside the house, they found two Honduran nationals shot to death with an assault rifle, and a third man with "severe trauma to the abdomen," said Erasmo Rios Jr., a sheriff's office investigator.
The third man was rushed to Starr County Memorial Hospital, but later died, Rios said.
Rios said investigators want to talk to 24-year-old Eduardo Moreno, of Starr County, who they consider a person of interest in the case.
"He was known to frequent the area," Rios said, adding that Moreno is a U.S. citizen with a criminal history.
On a subsequent search of the home, investigators found a grenade. They called out the McAllen Police Department's bomb squad to dispose the explosive device.
Texas Rangers and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force are assisting the investigation, said Omar Escobar, the district attorney who oversees the county's HIDTA task force.
The shooting puzzled authorities, who could not immediately say if the case was drug-related.
"On this one, I'd hold off on making that assumption," Escobar said. "It's too early to say."
A motive wasn't readily apparent to investigators, Escobar added. "It's a strange little crime scene."
Authorities did not release the victims' names Sunday, as they were still working with the Honduran consulate to notify their families.


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