HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Three suspects have been arrested for robbing at least seven businesses in Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Edward James Priestly, 31, Roy Battle, 29, and Lenishia Williams, 29 have been charged with aggravated robbery.
They were arrested Tuesday night after they robbed a Walgreens store in the 8400 block of Stella Link.
Deputies said they had guns, masks, gloves and more than $3,000 in stolen cash in their possession when they were arrested.
The suspects are believed to be responsible for six other robberies at Walgreens stores since May 2.
The arrests were part of a joint operation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
“I want to congratulate the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Texas DPS investigators who worked around the clock to identify and arrest the members of this dangerous crew, who terrorized Walgreens employees and patrons during this robbery spree,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Thanks to their efforts, these cases have been solved before anyone was seriously hurt.
The suspects are also linked to Walgreens robberies at the following locations:
• 6000 block of W. FM 1960 on May 2
• 9400 block of Hammerly on May 4
• 16200 block of S. Post Oak on May 9
• 10900 block of W. FM 1960 on May 12
• 2200 block of Texas Parkway in Missouri City on May 12
• 5500 block of W. Orem on May 13
Charges for the robberies are pending further investigation and review by state and federal prosecutors.
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