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May 31, 2013 DUSM Juan F. Lara Southern District of Texas (956) 683-2400
Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Donna, TX

McAllen, TX – A Donna man wanted for Aggravated Robbery was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service-multi agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF).

Roberto Vasquez, 46, was wanted by the McAllen Police Department for allegedly holding up the employees of the Gold Buyers establishment at gun point. Vasquez stole over $1,000 dollars from the business at the time of the robbery. Vasquez went into hiding after he learned that a warrant of arrest was issued against him.

U.S. Marshals Service Investigators and members of the GCVOFTF developed information that Vasquez was staying with his ex-wife in Donna, Texas. Members of the GCVOFTF arrived at a house near the 7100 block of Goolie Road, and discovered Vasquez hiding a bedroom closet. Members of the GCVOFTF arrested Vasquez without incident. Vasquez is currently being held at the McAllen Police Department pending the outcome of his case.

The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and Homeland Security Investigations.

Anonymous tips can be made by texting 411TIPS (847411) keyword GULFCOAST or by going to www.usmarshals.gov/district/tx-s/index.html.

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

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