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Galveston police arrest 3 robbery suspects from Houston after second violent attack this week

The attacks happened within blocks of each other but police don't believe they are related.
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GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston police arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with the second violent robbery on the Island this week.

Diego Rodriguez, 26, and Brian Lozano, 19, and an unidentified 15-year-old are charged with aggravated robbery, Galveston Police Department spokesman Sgt. Derek Gaspard said. They're all from Houston.

Rodriguez was jailed on a $250,000 bond, Lozano on a bond of $100,000, according to the Galveston Daily News.

The attack happened near the intersection of 61st Street and Avenue T 1/2 about 3 a.m. Thursday, Gaspard said.

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One of the two victims was pistol-whipped during the robbery. 

On Monday, a 72-year-old tourist from Houston and her grandson were also pistol-whipped and robbed outside the Kroger on Seawall Blvd. Those victims told police their attackers were black males so they don't believe the two cases are related.

Police released a sketch of one of them on Friday and addressed the crime wave that has residents and businesses fed up.