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For Immediate Release

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July 12, 2012 Chris Bozeman, Western District of Texas (210) 271-2507
Heroin Fueled Crime Spree Comes To A Halt
Suspect Arrested For Rash of Gas Station Robberies

LSFTF LogoSan Antonio, TX – Marshall Aponte, 19, was arrested early this morning at a gas station in San Antonio, without incident. Aponte was sought by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force after an arrest warrant was issued by the San Antonio Police Department, Robbery Task Force Unit. Aponte is suspected to be linked to 5 recent gas station robberies.

Task force officers determined that Aponte was living in the 11800 block of West Avenue. Task force officers observed Aponte and another man leaving the apartment complex and followed them to a nearby gas station. Aponte was arrested and found to be in possession of a handgun and a quantity of suspected narcotics. Clothing allegedly used by Aponte during the robberies was also recovered. Aponte is currently being held in Bexar County Jail on a $1500 bond for possession of heroin and $100,000 bond for aggravated robbery.

On the evening of July 10th, Aponte allegedly went to each gas station, brandished two hand guns, and demanded money from the cashier. Aponte fled on foot to an awaiting vehicle. No one was injured during the robberies.

Robert Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “I’m proud that the joint efforts of task force officers removed another criminal from the streets and hopefully prevented further robberies.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

  • San Antonio Police Department
  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Bexar County Fire Marshals
  • Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
  • Texas Office of The Attorney General
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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