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Four teens held in robbery at Pantego Halloween party

FORT WORTH -- Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Pantego Halloween party Saturday night.

Three suspects were arrested Wednesday night at the Cinnamon Tree apartment complex in south Fort Worth, Pantego Police Chief Joel McKinney said Thursday.

David Anthony Castro, 18; Jonathan Diaz, 17; and Pablo Garcia, 17, are suspected of robbing 30 to 35 teens at a house party, McKinney said.

The fourth suspect, Pedro Dominguez, 18, was arrested Tuesday after authorities found a loaded gun in his car in the parking lot of the Fort Worth Can Academy, 4301 Campus Drive, a Fort Worth police report stated.

Two of the robbers displayed handguns and ordered people to lie on the ground as they stole money, cellphones and jewelry, police said.

Most of the partygoers were students from Arlington High School, with two adults present, McKinney said.

A father who came to pick up one of the guests was seriously injured when he confronted the robbers, police said.

A late-model Lexus that the robbers stole at the party was recovered in south Fort Worth a few hours after the robbery.

Several items from the car were found in the apartment where the three teens were arrested, as well as items linked to other burglaries in Fort Worth, McKinney said.

Tarrant County court records show that only Dominguez has an adult criminal record. He was sentenced in May to 60 days in jail for burglarizing a vehicle in Fort Worth, according to records.

He was charged in August with a theft in Arlington and had been free on a $1,000 bond when he was arrested Tuesday in Fort Worth on suspicion of having a handgun where firearms are prohibited.

In the Pantego incident, the four teens each face 19 charges of aggravated robbery and one charge of burglary of a habitation, McKinney said.

Bail for three of the teens has been set at $1.05 million, McKinney said. Dominguez and Castro are in the Mansfield Jail, and Diaz and Garcia are being held in Pantego.

Bail has been set at $1.075 million for Dominguez, who has the additional weapons charge from Tuesday's arrest, McKinney said.

Staff writer Deanna Boyd contributed to this report.

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