Community Awareness: Robbery and Theft at Katy Trail and Reverchon Park

The Dallas Police Department would like the public to be aware of the following offenses that occurred near the Katy Trail. The two cases do not appear to be related. Please remember to always be aware of your surroundings and try to walk in groups rather than alone. 

Reverchon Park, Theft from Person – 2200 Turtle Creek                                   

On January 9, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., a female victim, 31, was jogging on the Katy Trail. When she exited the trail and entered Reverchon Park, a black male suspect stepped in front of her and yelled “give me all your money” several times. The victim tossed a five-dollar bill at the suspect, sprayed him with mace, and ran away. The suspect did not pursue her.

The suspect was described as a black male, 23 years old, 6’0’’ tall weighing 200 lbs., wearing a gray hoodie, black wind pants, gray beanie, and black headphones.  This case is being investigated as a Theft from Person offense, a 3rd degree felony, because the suspect made no threats and did not display a weapon.

 Individual Robbery – 1600 Lyte Street                                   

On January 13, 2016, at 4:24 p.m., a male victim was walking in the 1600 block of Lyte Street after coming off the Katy Trail near the American Airlines Center when he was approached by two black male suspects who engaged him in conversation. As he continued walking, one of the suspects struck him in the head with an unknown object knocking him to the ground. The victim ran away from the suspects. The suspects caught up to him, slammed him to the ground and stole his cell phone. Both suspects fled on foot when witnesses intervened.

The first suspect is described as a black male, 19 years old, 6’ 0” tall, short hair, wearing all black. The second suspect is described as a black male, 16-19 years old, 5’ 8” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with a light skin tone. 

It does not appear that the suspects in either of the offenses near the Katy Trail are related.  Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information related to these offenses, call Dallas Police detectives at 214-671-3584.