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Four arrests in 2018 beatings, armed robberies near UNR

December 19, 2019 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested four suspects in connection with a year-long investigation into the beating and armed robbery of five college-aged men near the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Police said Thursday that three of the assailants allegedly involved in the early-morning attack on Oct. 6, 2018 are documented gang members.

The fourth is a juvenile who confessed to his involvement while in custody at the Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko. Police say he fled to Sacramento after last October’s crimes and committed another armed robbery.

Police say Alanzo Ganguly was identified as the suspect who was using one of the UNR victim’s debit cards. Detectives say he confessed to robbing the victims at gunpoint and using the card to make fraudulent purchases.

Da’yveon Robinson-Byrd was located about two months ago and Michael Lucios was arrested on Wednesday. Police say both admitted their roles in the robbery series. An investigation is continuing.