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Driveway robbery suspect admits to being getaway driver

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One of the suspects in a series of Dallas driveway robberies admitted on Monday in a jailhouse interview to being involved in some of the crimes.

Charles Hunt said there are least two other robbers who have not been arrested.

Hunt and another suspect, 26-year-old Santana Andrews, were arrested Thursday night in North Oak Cliff shortly after a homeowner was robbed nearby in his driveway. Police say Hunt and Andrews were picked up after throwing a wallet out of window of the SUV they were in.  

Police said evidence in the couple's SUV could link them to many of 24 driveway robberies being investigated, including a ski mask, a knife, and more.  

"First of all, I never wanted to see anybody get hurt. But then I realized you could also hurt somebody just emotionally or mentally," Hunt said, who said he wanted to "take back" what he had done.

Hunt said he was the driver in three or four of the robberies. He said the night he and Andrews were arrested, two other accomplices got away.

Police say Hunt was more than just a driver, though. Hunt and Andrews fit the descriptions from some of the actual robberies.

Hunt is a registered sex offender who was out on parole for aggravated sexual assault and nine other robberies that date back to 1991. He received a life sentence for those crimes, but was released on parole three years ago.

The parole board says he completed an 18-month sex offender program

Hunt said poor choice led to him being involved with the robberies, and that he was recently laid off.

"I got victim fees, parole fees, court fees, restitution fees, and class fees," he said. "I don't make enough money to take care of all of that, let alone trying to help my wife with the bills."

Hunt says people shouldn't feel bad for him.

"I made bad decisions again. No, nobody shouldn't feel sorry for me," Hunt said.

The 24 driveways robberies have been taking place since January. Some of them happened in Northeast Dallas; others Oak Cliff.

Police have suspected there may be multiple groups involved.

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