SAN ANTONIO -- Three men have been arrested after police said they robbed two people just standing in their yards. The two separate armed robberies happened around five Monday evening on the Northeast side.
The first armed robbery took place at a home located along Persimmon Well. Moments later and just a few miles down the road the second armed robbery took place along the 14500 block of Perpetual where a man was shot. It all ended when police caught up with the suspects on the 1200 block of Skyline Boulevard.
Three men were arrested at that last location. Now police are working to find out if the trio may be involved in other crimes from earlier in the day.
The 33- year old man living along Perpetual Street was shot in the chest. But police said he was lucky since he only suffered a surface wound. The man was taken to SAMMC to get checked out and is expected to be OK.
Sergeant Javier Salazar said it appeared the suspects were targeting anyone they came across.
In both cases the victims just happened to be in their front yards.
“It seems to me they were trying to get whatever they could get, at the first one they got an undetermined amount of cash and on the second one it appears they robbed him for a cell phone,” explained Sgt. Salazar.
Police called quickly and managed to get a good description of a dark colored getaway car. A chase ensued and police managed to nab the suspects when they drove into a dead end on Skyline Boulevard.
Police recovered some evidence at the scene, and they are looking into who the suspects are.