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3 Nabbed In Investigation Of Houston Area Drugstore Holdups

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday night after they robbed a Walgreens store in the 8400 block of Stella Link.

From left to right Edward James Priestley, 31; Lenishia Williams, 29; and Roy Battle 29. Texas law enforcement arrested them on May 14, 2019, after they robbed a Houston Walgreens store. Authorities say evidence indicates the suspects are also linked to robberies at six other Walgreens stores.

Authorities say three suspects have been arrested in the investigation of at least seven drugstore armed robberies this month in the Houston area.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced the arrests in a joint operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Officers arrested three suspects, Edward James Priestley, 31; Lenishia Williams, 29; and Roy Battle, 29, on Tuesday night after they robbed a Walgreens store in the 8400 block of Stella Link. The suspects face aggravated robbery charges.

The HCSO said in a statement the suspects had guns, masks, gloves and more than $3,000 in stolen cash.

Investigators say six other robberies, allegedly linked to the suspects, also involved Walgreens stores in crimes that began May 2.

State and federal prosecutors are reviewing the cases.

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