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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

Friday, April 13, 2018

After Stand-Off Authorities in San Antonio Arrest Robbery Crew

In San Antonio this morning, authorities arrested four individuals for their alleged role in the robbery of a San Antonio pawn shop yesterday, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Fred J. Milanowski, Houston Division; and, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

A federal criminal complaint and supporting affidavit filed in federal court today charges those arrested this morning--40-year-old Daniel Ray Rodriguez, 22-year-old Daniel Ray Rodriguez, Jr., 24-year-old Xavier Noel Musquiz and 36–year-old Cesar Rodriguez—and 22-year-old Martin Ramirez Hernandez with one count of Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce.  The complaint alleges that on April 12, 2018, the defendants robbed a Cash America Pawn in San Antonio at gun point.  The defendants stole approximately 30 firearms, several hundred pieces of jewelry, and an undetermined amount of United States currency.

Overnight, San Antonio Police officers and ATF agents set up surveillance of a residence in San Antonio. The five men were believed to be inside the house.  Over the course of the stand-off, four of the five suspects were arrested. Law enforcement is still looking for Hernandez. If anyone has information on where Hernandez is, please call the San Antonio Police Department or 911.

All four arrested this morning remain in federal custody.

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah Wannarka is prosecuting this case on behalf of the Government.

It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 13, 2018