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October 15th, 2008
Police arrest Austin teens in Planet K robbery


Angel Renee Duckworth, Amber Vasquez, James “Logan” Allen and (below) Haven Fosdick

From the city of San Marcos

San Marcos police have arrested four teenagers and are seeking a fifth suspect, a 17-year old woman, in the aggravated robbery of the Planet K Store on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Jailed at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center and charged with three counts each of aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, are:

  • James “Logan” Allen, 19, of Austin
  • Angel Renee Duckworth, 18, of Austin
  • Amber Vasquez, 19, of Austin
  • A 14-year-old male juvenile of Austin was also detained and is currently in the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center.  His name is being withheld because of his age.

“We are very pleased to have these suspects in custody and be able to solve this very violent crime,” said Cmdr. Terry Nichols. “The Austin Police Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force were an invaluable asset during this investigation.”

Police are seeking Haven Fosdick, age 17, a white female, of Austin.

The five suspects are accused of conducting a “take over” style armed robbery at the Planet K Store at approximately 9:20 p.m. October 8.

Four of the suspects entered the store with their faces concealed, with two carrying large caliber handguns.  Merchandise from the store along with property belonging to two customers was taken during the robbery.

San Marcos police received a tip from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, October 9 that the suspects lived in an apartment in the 2300 block of S. Pleasant Valley Road in Austin.

On Friday, San Marcos police detectives, working with the Austin Police Department and the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, executed a search warrant on the Pleasant Valley Road apartment belonging to Angel Duckworth and Amber Vasquez.

Police recovered a stolen truck used in the commission of the robbery as well as property taken from the Planet K Store and customers.  Angel Duckworth and James “Logan” Allen were arrested in Austin at that time.

Amber Vasquez and the 14-year old juvenile suspect were arrested in Austin on Tuesday, October 14 without incident.

Police have recovered two handguns used in the commission of the robbery. The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding the location of Haven Fosdick is encouraged to call the San Marcos Police Department at 512-753-2300 or 512-353-TIPS.

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5 thoughts on “Police arrest Austin teens in Planet K robbery

  1. Why are kids from Austin coming all the way down here to rob a Planet K. They got Planet Ks in Austin, too. They didn’t think we have cops in San Marcos?

  2. Perhaps they intended to use the art car for getaway. But that cactus you know does not make for a comfortable ride.

  3. Why is it that everyone wants to crack jokes about an ARMED robbery. This is not a funny situation. People feared for their life. Enough stupid comments about the damn art car

  4. Good grief. Nobody is making fun of the people who were robbed.

    Besides, LOTS of comedy stems from uncomfortable, unpleasant and downright painful experiences.

    Did I ever tell you the story about the time that I went to work at a convenience store and a couple of guys walked in and they were totally sober and my friend, who just happened to ba hanging out, said something totally appropriate and they didn’t get offended? Did I tell you the part about how they didn’t get offended and when they left, they didn’t go back to their place and then return with knives and brass knuckles. Yep. We never had to call the police and so they never mouthed to my friend “you’re f-ing dead” as they were hauled away, because they never got hauled away, because nothing happened.

    Anyway, my friend had to walk past their house every day, but he wasn’t terrified, because nothing had happened. So, he didn’t tell me crazy stories about sending his brother over there, or walking around with handfuls of dirt to throw in their eyes in the hopes that he could get away from them.

    I never did make fun of him for not starting anything, especially since he wasn’t acting like a scared little kid. I never did let out a giggle when he would scope out the parking lot before walking up to the store, because he never did that, because every night at the store was totally uneventful.

    W00T! Boy, that was a real knee-slapper!

    I never laughed at the way he would carry a 12-pack of Dr. Pepper, not beer, and not be all paranoid and how he never threw it into the woods because it was just Dr. Pepper, not beer and he was not a recovering alcoholic, afraid that someone from a meeting saw him with a 12-pack of beer.

    Hoo hoo! Good times!

    I remember that one time that I was going out for a bike ride in the morning and I had been working on the bike the night before. I guess I was really careful about putting everything back together, because when I started to pedal, the bike rolled as smooth as glass. The back wheel didn’t slip out and jam against the frame and I didn’t go over the handlebars, because the bike didn’t instantaneously stop right under me, just as I was trying to accelerate as hard as I could.

    The first time I told one of my riding buddies about getting out of the driveway without incident, he almost choked on his Power Bar, except that wouldn’t be funny, either, so I waited until he was done eating before I told the story.

    Is this what we’re going to become? Incapable of laughing at anything?

  5. It sucks to see this i went to school with all of them except for the one they wont show. They are all good people so seeing this is very SHOCKING they just made a mistake, i mean it could be much worst the could’ve killed someone/ everyone.Gawd i just hope they get out soon! *tear* *tear*

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