Student heading to classes at Clark High School robbed at knifepoint

3 teen suspects in custody, officer injured

Police gather in a parking lot on DeZavala Road after capturing three teen robbery suspects.
Police gather in a parking lot on DeZavala Road after capturing three teen robbery suspects. (KSAT 12 News)

SAN ANTONIO – A student on his way to Clark High School Thursday morning was robbed at knifepoint, according to San Antonio police.

Officers who responded to the call shortly after 8 a.m. quickly located the three suspects, all teenagers.

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They say the victim was walking to school in the 4900 block of DeZavala Road when the suspects threatened him with a knife, ordering him to hand over all of his property.

The victim complied then went to a bakery about a block away to get help.

Officers found the suspects, two 16-year-old girls and an 18-year-old woman, and took them into custody.

SAPD arrested three teens in connection to the robbery of a high school student. (KSAT)

Police say while making the arrests, one of the officers suffered an injury to his knee.

They say he was attempting to handcuff one teen on the ground when a second suspect jumped on his back.

A passerby, police say, helped to pull the suspect off the officer.

Police say they later found the knife used in the robbery as well as most of the victim’s belongings.

They spent some time searching the area for one missing item, the victim’s cell phone, but they did not find it.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.