Updated Monday, October 31, 2016:
On October 8, and October 18, 2016 the Temple de Dios church was burglarized by the same suspect. Surveillance video captured the suspect entering the church, as well as the suspect vehicle. This surveillance footage was released to the media and as a direct result, an anonymous tip was called in which led to the identification of the suspect, Willie Derrick B/M 43.
Dallas Police Detectives were able to locate and arrest Suspect Derrick on Friday, October 28, 2016 at a residence in the 3700 block of Carpenter Avenue. Suspect Derrick has been charged with both burglary offenses and was taken to the Dallas County Jail on a $15,000 bond. The Dallas Police Department extends its thanks to the media and to the community for working together to help us solve these crimes.
The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect pictured below. On Saturday, October 8, 2016 and Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the suspect forced entry to the Temple de Dios located in the 7800 block of Scyene Road.
The vehicle pictured below was used by the suspect during the commission of both burglaries.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Travis French #9182 of the Dallas Police Department Southeast Investigative Unit at 214-671-0112. These offenses are documented on Dallas Police case numbers 242399-2016 and 250114-2016.
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