Keeping Dallas Safe: Southwest Officers Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

On April 12, 2016, at about 1:30 p.m., officers from the Southwest Patrol Division responded to a robbery call in the 3200 block of S. Tyler Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the male victim who stated that he was in the parking lot of the apartment complex when he was approached by a Black male suspect who had robbed him of his wallet at gun point. 

After taking the victim’s wallet, the suspect got inside a vehicle and fled the location. As the vehicle fled, the victim was able to get a good license plate. Officers performed a vehicle check on the license plate given by the victim which led them to a residence in Duncanville, Texas.

As officers arrived at the location, they observed the suspect vehicle leaving. Officers immediately performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Arrestee Shamsuddin Edwards, a 38-year-old Black male, observed his vehicle stopped outside of his residence and exited his home to investigate why his vehicle had been stopped. Based on the description the victim had given the officers of the suspect, officers placed Edwards under arrest and transported him to Dallas Police Headquarters, where he was interviewed by detectives in the Crimes Against Persons Unit. 

Inside the vehicle, officers recovered the victims wallet, along with the handgun that was used during the offense. Arresstee Edwards has been placed in Lew Sterrett Jail and is being charged with Aggravated Robbery.