Constable: Children, 12 and 11, suspects in Houston crimes

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say 12- and 11-year-old children arrested over the weekend in Houston are part of a group of juveniles responsible for a series of robberies and related crimes.

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap tells KTRK-TV in Houston that a third juvenile was arrested Monday and that additional arrests are expected.

Heap says in one instance a 76-year-old man out for an evening walk was beaten with his walking cane by four suspects who demanded money at gunpoint before running away when spotted by a passer-by.

Investigators say the group may be linked to crimes dating to last year.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the suspects because they’re juveniles.

A call Tuesday to the constable’s office for additional details was not immediately returned.

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