UPDATED: September 16, 2017
On September 15, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Mike Leija, Latin male, 28 was arrested in connection to the recent home invasion robberies within the South Central Patrol Division. Mr. Leija has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery. A bond of $100,000 has been set for each charge and the arrestee is being held at the Dallas County Jail.
Patrol Officers were provided information from citizens describing the suspect and suspect’s vehicle. With the information officers were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle driving through neighborhoods around where the offenses had occurred. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are still trying to identify the other suspects.
The suspects that remain at-large are described as:
- Latin female, 5’0”, skinny, brown hair, visible tattoos on her chest, last seen wearing a pink shirt
- Black male light skinned or Hispanic male , last seen wearing a red and white zip up hoodie, white t-shirt, blue jeans, white basketball shoes and a black do-rag on his head
- Latin male, 20-25, 5’10”, 230, heavy-set, last seen wearing an orange tee-shirt
Anyone that recognizes these suspects or has information about these offenses is asked to call Detectives at (214) 671-3679. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).
Updated September 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.:
Home invasion style robberies have occurred at the following locations on the South Central Division over the past week:
- 2900 block of Britton Avenue
- 4700 block of E. Frio Drive
- 1500 block of Maywood Avenue
- 9300 block of Sedgemoor Ave
- 3330 Idaho Ave
At this time, we have no evidence that leads us to believe that the Capital Murder on Sedgemoor is related to the other four offenses.
However, the other four offenses do bear some similarities. We are seeking the public’s assistance in gathering any information about these offenses.
Since these offenses began to occur on Monday, the police department has been actively investigating them to discover the identity of the suspects, while also developing strategies to increase preventative efforts in the community.
The South Central Patrol division has deployed significant resources to the area. These include preventative patrol and NPO officers who are walking the neighborhoods, passing out flyers and attempting to establish crime watch groups.
We advise all citizens to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious vehicles or persons by calling 9-1-1.
In an unrelated home invasion capital murder on Paldao Drive, we have recovered the vehicle taken from Norma Kakacek and have two persons of interest that we are speaking with at this time.
Anyone with information about any of these home invasion robberies are asked to call detectives at (214) 671-3679 or Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS.
Updated September 14, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.:
On September 14, 2017 at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a home invasion type robbery in the 3300 block of Idaho Avenue. Two suspects kicked in the door of the residence and held the victims at gunpoint. The suspects took property from the residence. All victims were left unharmed.
Suspect #1 is described as a Latin male, 20-25, 5’9” tall, 150 pounds, thin-build, tattoos on face, neck, and leg with a thin mustache. Suspect was described as wearing a white t-shirt .
Suspect #2 is described as a Latin male, 20-25, 5’10” tall, 230 pounds, heavy-set. This suspect was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt.
The suspect vehicle is an older model red sedan, possibly a Honda. This suspect vehicle matches the suspect vehicle described in the home invasion offense in the 2900 block of Britton Avenue documented on case #207885-2017.
Anyone that knows these suspects, or has information on these offenses, is asked to call Detective Bryant or Richeson at (214) 671-3679. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).
On September 11, 2017 from approximately 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., three home invasion type robberies occurred within the South Central Division. Investigations into these offenses are on-going and there are no definitive links that connects them all.
207885-2017, 2900 block of Britton Avenue, Beat 722, 6:45 A.M.
A juvenile victim was home alone when a suspect broke in through the front door. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded property.
The suspect is described as a Latin Male, 20-25, 5’05 tall, skinny build, bald, with a tattoo on his neck (possibly lips). This suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. The suspect vehicle is an older model red car, possibly a Honda.
207931-2017, 4700 block of E. Frio Drive, Beat 727, 7:45 A.M.
The victim was home alone when two suspects knocked on his door. When the victim opened the door, the suspect pointed a gun and forced entry. The suspects took cash and property from the victim.
- Suspect #1 is described as a Latin female, 5’0 tall, skinny build, brown hair, wearing a pink shirt, with visible tattoos on her chest.
- Suspect #2 is described as a Latin male, with tattoos on his face, wearing a long gray jacket with a black shirt underneath, and blue jeans.
207962-2017, 1500 block of Maywood Avenue, Beat 725, 8:15 A.M.
The victim was home alone and heard a loud noise. The victim found a suspect kicking in the front door of the residence. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded property. The victim’s white Ford F-150 was taken. This vehicle has been recovered and is being processed for physical evidence.
- Suspect #1 is described as a Latin male last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. The suspect had a bandana covering most of his face.
- Suspect #2 is described as possibly a light-skinned Black male wearing a red and white zip up hoodie, white t-shirt, blue jeans, white basketball shoes and a black do-rag on his head.
None of the above home-invasions appear to be connected to the homicide in the 9300 block of Sedgemoor Avenue.
Anyone that recognizes these suspects, or has information on these offenses is asked to call Detective Bryant or Richeson at (214) 671-3679. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).