Press Conference: Carjacking Incident at 1309 Main St.

Updated Sunday, January 31, 2016:

On January 30, 2016, at about 1:30 p.m. a citizen flagged down DART Police At the West End Dart Rail station. That citizen pointed out an individual and told the officers that that he was a participant in the Robbery of Sarah Hoff that occurred at 1309 Main Street on January 21st.   

The officers attempted to detain and identify the suspect but he tried to escape on foot. Dart Officers pursued the suspect on foot before Dallas Police Mounted Officers joined them.  When the suspect saw  that he was being pursued by officers on horseback the suspect surrendered.  

Ira Booker, B/M/01-07-99, was arrested for Evading Arrest and transported to Dallas Police Headquarters where he was interviewed by robbery detectives. Mr. Booker admitted to his involvement in the Robbery of Sarah Hoff.  Mr. Booker is in the Dallas County Jail charged with Evading Arrest and Robbery. 

We want to thank the public and specifically the individual who pointed out Ira Booker to police. Detectives continue to work to identify the second suspect who was shown in surveillance video earlier this week. 

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Dallas Police Release Surveillance Video of Violent Carjacking Suspect

On January 21, 2016, at about 9:47 p.m. a female victim, Ms. Sarah Hoff was sitting in her vehicle on the eighth floor of the Davis Building parking garage at 1309 Main Street. Two black male suspects opened her driver and passenger doors and beat her with their fists. The suspects pulled Ms. Hoff from her vehicle and demanded money and then got into her 2003 BMW and sped away with her purse and credit cards. 

Later that same evening at about 11:23 p.m. one suspect drove Ms. Hoff’s stolen BMW to the McDonalds restaurant at 2215 S. Buckner Boulevard and used the her stolen credit card to make a purchase at the drive-thru window.  This suspect was captured on video the stolen vehicle and speaking with a male parked behind him in a Hummer H3. 

We are releasing this surveillance video in hopes that someone will recognize this suspect and help us identify him.  Detectives are in the process of analyzing additional video to determine whether or not there are more images of the suspects.  This investigation is ongoing and we will release further information as it becomes available and appropriate for release.

Anyone that recognizes the individual in this video is asked to call Detective Brow at (214) 671-3584. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).