Recent Katy Trail Robberies

Updated Post: November 12, 2015

Between October 29th  and November 1st two male suspects committed five  robberies at the southern end of the Katy Trail.  During these offenses both suspects pointed guns at the victims and stole their property.

Using video and credit card transaction data and witness information, Detective Loeb with the Dallas Police Robbery Unit was able to determine that the suspects lived in an apartment building in the Little Mexico Village, located at 3027 Harry Hines Blvd and adjacent to the Katy Trail.

One occupant of that apartment, Daray Robinson, born January 22, 1994, was arrested in Fannin County on November 6th on unrelated charges. Our detective traveled to Fannin County and interviewed Mr. Robinson.  Confronted with compelling evidence, Mr. Robinson admitted to his involvement in one of the robberies. 

Another victim was shown a photo line-up. That victim identified Jamaciay Smith, born June 1, 1998, who lives in the same apartment as arrestee Robinson, as having been one of the people who committed the robbery offense.

Mr. Smith was arrested by Dallas police officers at 10:15 a.m. this morning in the parking lot at 4500 Hatcher St.

Daray Robinson B/M 01/22/1994 remains in the Fannin County Jail.

Jamaciay Smith B/M 06/01/1998 is in Dallas Police Custody.

The Dallas Police Department would like to thank the media who broadcast the information and especially to witnesses who came forward with information that led to the arrests of these to criminals.


Updated Post: November 9, 2015

Please see the video regarding a suspect in the robbery that occurred Thursday, October 29, 2015. The victim was robbed by two Black males around 9:40 p.m., while he was jogging on the Katy Trail.

Investigators obtained video (see below) showing an individual using one of the stolen debit cards approximately 30 minutes after the offense had occurred.  The suspect is described as a Black male, 5’9″ to 6’0″ feet tall, with a medium build.  He is seen using the credit card at the West End DART train station.  

If you have any information about his offense or you recognize the individual seen in this video, please contact the Dallas Police Robbery Unit at (214) 671-3584 or Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477. 

Original Post: November 2, 2015

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, at about 9:40 p.m., two suspects robbed an individual at gunpoint on the Katy Trail in the area of 2740 North Houston Street.  This offense is documented on case number 252111-2015.

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, at about 6:50 a.m., and again at 7:20 a.m., two suspects robbed individuals at gunpoint on the Katy Trail in the area of 3200 Maple Street near Reverchon Park. The two offenses are documented on case numbers 253378-2015, and 253369-2015.

On Sunday, November 1, 2015, at about 1:40 p.m., and 1:45 p.m., two suspects robbed individuals at gunpoint on the Katy Trail near the 3100 Routh Street. The two offenses are documented on case numbers 254499-2015 and 254491-2015.

The suspects in all five of these robberies were described as black males in their 20’s ranging in height from 5’7” – 6’ tall and weighing between 140lbs and 200lbs.  In each of the robberies, one or both of the suspects have been armed with a silver revolver or other handgun and have been wearing gray, black or blue hoodies and jeans. 

The suspects have been standing on the trail and have blocked the paths of their victims and demanded their property, in general taking cell phones, wallets and money.  As of yet, no one has been injured.

The Central Patrol Division has increased patrols on the trail and we are asking the public to call us with any information on these suspects.   As always be aware of your surroundings, take note of the trail markers along the trail so that if you have an emergency you can advise 9-1-1 of where you are so that we can direct resources to you as quickly as possible.  If you see something or someone you find suspicious, please call 9-1-1 or report it through the iWatch Dallas app.

If you have any information or saw anything related to these offenses, please call Detective Loeb of the Dallas Police Robbery Unit at 214-671-3584.  Information may also be called in anonymously to Crimestoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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