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September 20, 2014

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Two arrested in Vegas for Texas armed robbery

A Texas man and a juvenile were arrested in Las Vegas today in connection with an armed robbery last month near Dallas.

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Jonathan Hernandez

The U.S. Marshals Service said Jonathan Hernandez, 20, and the juvenile are accused of robbing the Ace Cash Express at gunpoint June 26 in Irving, Texas. Authorities said the pair left the business with about $24,000 in cash, then fled to Las Vegas. The juvenile's name wasn't released.

Members of the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team this morning found Hernandez and the juvenile in an apartment near the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Oakey. The U.S. Marshal's Service said the pair refused to open the door, prompting authorities to force entry into the apartment.

The two were arrested without incident with help from Metro Police, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the Nevada Department of Corrections and City of Las Vegas Marshals.

Authorities said the stolen money and guns used in the robbery weren't recovered.

Hernandez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and the juvenile was booked into the county's Juvenile Detention Center. Both are awaiting extradition to Texas.

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