Austin authorities have recently detained three minors and a 17-year-old male in Austin, Texas. The individuals allegedly robbed a father at gunpoint in his backyard and attempted to enter his house.
Juvenile Gang Held Father at Gunpoint
On the 7th of January, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the law enforcement officers were summoned to the 2300 block of Stoneleigh Place. The caller told the 911 operator that several individuals that his father was being robbed in front of the house by several individuals.
According to the official police report, at approximately 3:50 a.m., the father was awoken by the loud music coming from a car parked in front of his house. Upon exiting the house, the man saw four individuals standing beside a four-door sedan.
When he went to confront them, the man saw that the individuals wore ski masks and were armed with handguns. The father told the police that the individual approached him and pointed their weapons at home while one of them grabbed and threw him against the wall.
While on the ground, the individuals emptied the man’s pockets, stealing at least $600 worth of cash and jewelry. After robbing the father, the juvenile gang attempted to enter the residence.
The entire scene was witnessed by the man’s father, who managed to call the authorities in time. When the juvenile gang attempted to enter the front door, the man’s held it tight, preventing them from getting inside the house.
Allegedly, one of the individuals fired several shots towards the door, in an attempt to open it. The authorities arrived at the scene at approximately 3:57 a.m. and managed to chase away the perpetrators.
Seeing the law enforcement officers, the juvenile gang jumped into the car and fled the scene. However, the sedan was stopped by local traffic monitor officers. After a short on-foot chase, the officers managed to capture the four suspects, including 17-year-old Dominic Saldana. A bond of $70,000 was set.