3 men arrested after victim robbed of his landscaping equipment while using it

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Three men were arrested after a man’s landscaping equipment was stolen while he was using it, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2021, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 4700 block of Teal Bend in Fresno over reports that a major robbery had just occurred.

The rapporteur told MPs he saw two suspects threaten a man before stealing his lawn care equipment. The robbery victim was using the equipment and working along the road when he was approached by the suspects who threatened the man with a knife. The suspects loaded the stolen equipment into their vehicle and escaped from the scene.

The officers later located the suspects and arrested them.

The men were identified as brothers Ramiro Benitez, 27, and Raul Benitez, 21, of Fresno. Arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, vehicle misuse, and criminal mischief, Raul Benitez is staying at the Fort Bend County Jail instead of paying a $ 31,400 combined bail. Ramiro Benitez was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana. As of Friday, his bonds had not been fixed, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

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During the investigation at the scene, MPs learned that the car used by the two robbery suspects was stolen and contained additional power tools believed to have been stolen from other local residents.

Before the men were arrested, MPs watched them meet with an apparent employee. The officers located the man, arrested him, and later arrested him.

Investigators identified him as Charles Edward Miles, 43, of Houston. Miles has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is being held in Fort Bend County Jail on $ 1,000 bail, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is still being investigated by the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. If MPs identify additional victims, additional charges may be brought against the men.

“Thanks to the vigilant Fort Bend County citizens and the swift response of our local MPs, the sheriff’s office will return property to all victims of these subjects,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan said in a press release.

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