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Three men face federal charges after North Austin robbery

The robbery took place at a jewelry store located on Burnet Road.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: The attached video was published on Jan. 10, 2020.

Three Houston men are facing federal charges relating to a North Austin jewelry store robbery that took place on May 7.

The robbery took place at a jewelry store located on Burnet Road.

Darius Limar Sonnier, 21, Wallace Diaveon Charles, 20, and Tye Joseph-Phillip Gobert, 18, are facing charges of interfering with commerce by robbery; using, carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and one count of conspiracy to use/carry a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, according to a press release from the Department of Justice West Texas Division.

The complaint alleges the defendants stole multiple Rolex watches and other items totaling more than $200,000. According to the press release, Sonnier allegedly shot a security guard, leaving him with serious injuries. The press release also said a female employee was struck in the back of her head with a gun.

Additionally, the complaint claims the defendants caused damages up to $150,000 to the store.

Officers with the Austin Police Department arrested the three shortly after the incident, but are still looking for other suspects, according to the release.

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