Update:

Three people were arraigned Friday morning in connection to an aggravated robbery and a false threat that led to the lock down of two Harlingen high schools, according to a news release from the Harlingen Police Department. 

Michael Anthony Serna, 23, was charged with:

Three counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. His bond was set at $250,000.

Cody Edward Quintero, 21, was charged with:

Three counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony.
Terroristic threat, a third-degree felony. His bond was set at $300,000.

Janie Martinez, 21, was charged with:

Aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony. Her bond was set at $250,000.

The judge did not set a bond for the aggravated robbery charges, according to the news release. 

Original story:

Police searched the homes of three suspects believed to be in connection to an aggravated robbery and a false threat made to police Thursday morning that led to the lock down of two Harlingen high schools.

The false threat displaced to police at about 10 a.m. prompted a lock down at both Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South.

While police were responding to the lock downs, a crime was being committed nearby, according to a statement issued by the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

Two men entered Amigo Pawn Shop located off State Highway Loop 499, stole jewelry, stole a customer’s truck keys, and fled the scene in the stolen truck, according to the news release. Police said one man was displaying a hammer and one man was displaying a handgun.

Police later arrested two men and one woman in possible connection to both the aggravated robbery and the false threat displaced to police, according to a news release from the Harlingen Police Department.

Further investigation led police  to find multiple firearms and paraphernalia within one of the suspect’s home, according to Officer Larry Moore.  

“We have some long rifles, shotguns, we have handguns, various ammunition for different caliber weapons. We have tactical gear, also some of this tactical gear is set up with what looks like shortwave portable radios,” said Moore. 


At this time, police do not know the plans behind the ownership of the firearms. 

Police said owning the firearms is not illegal, however, ownership could be considered illegal if the suspects are convicted felons. 

The case remains ongoing.

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