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Austin police arrest man in connection with large series of robberies

In an interview with police, the 20-year-old said he was a gang member.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department arrested a man Wednesday morning in connection with a series of four robberies taking place between June 1 and June 16.

APD arrived at an apartment complex on Howard Lane, west of Dessau Road, at around 6:30 a.m. to issue search warrants. Police also interviewed and subsequently arrested 20-year-old Jaleel Hureskin at the apartment on aggravated robbery warrants. A Thursday release said he "made several admissions about the robberies, stating he was a gang member."

On June 19, 17-year-old Marcir Tyler was also arrested for his involvement in the robberies. He received four aggravated robbery charges, while Hureskin received three of the same charges.

On July 6, police conducted a search at a second apartment "believed to be occupied by a friend of both suspects." Investigators gathered evidence from the scene, and two men not currently considered robbery suspects were arrested on outstanding felony warrants.

Police said at least three additional robberies involving Tyler and Hureskin occurred outside APD's jurisdiction, and the Travis County Sheriff's Office is now investigating those cases.

APD said the robbery series is the 25th of the year.

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