10 suspects linked to robbery spree on UH campus

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10 suspects linked to robbery spree on UH campus

Ten people, including eight juveniles, have been charged for a string of robberies on the University of Houston campus.

Tuesday, UH police announced charges and arrests in the cases that had students on guard since early January.

David Augustine, 18, and Isiah Urdy, 18, and eight others under the age of 16 have been charged.

"I'm happy they've made arrests," said Connor Rose, a freshman.

"We walk to our apartment. It makes us feel safer, because they got someone," Emanuel Oiruru, a junior, said.

Chief Ceasar Moore Jr. said eight arrests have been made, but did not mention the whereabouts of the other two suspected robbers.

Moore said a gun was not used in the first robbery at Cullen Oaks parking garage on Jan. 7, but that BB guns and a plastic replica of a 9mm gun were believed to be used in the two other robberies at Parking Lot 4A on Wheeler and Bayou Oaks.

"Nothing is more important than the safety of our campus community," said Moore in a video message.

The UH community has been on high alert since the robberies, which all happened over the course of two weeks. Cars and personal items were taken in all three.

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