On December 1, 2020, Detective John Brow and James Smith of the Dallas Police Department Robbery Unit went to Lew Sterrett Jail and interviewed the arrestee, 17-year-old Latin male Israel Montantes who was the suspect in two aggravated robbery offenses that occurred in the City of Dallas. Mr. Montantes confessed to all of the offenses listed below. Mr. Montantes was Initially arrested by the Mesquite Police Department on November 26, 2020, for three aggravated robberies.
As of right now, he is in jail for six Aggravated Robberies in Dallas County and two in Tarrant County. See below for the list of offenses that Mr. Montantes will be charged with.
On October 16, 2020, at approximately 4:21 a.m., the 7-Eleven store, located at 2680 Denton Road, Carrollton, Texas
On October 16, 2020, at approximately 5:31 a.m., 7-Eleven, located at 377 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas
Dallas case number 184499-2020 (Project Safe Neighborhood)
On October 16, 2020, at approximately 5:45 a.m., 7-Eleven, located at 4747 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas,
On October 16, 2020, at approximately 7:06 a.m., Grapevine Chevron, located at 506 E. Northwest Hwy, Grapevine, Texas,
On October 16, 2020, at approximately 11:35 p.m., 7-Eleven, located at 2100 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, Texas
On October 17, 2020, at approximately 12:22 a.m., EZ Mart Shell Gas Station, located at 8251 Rufe Snow Drive, Watauga, Texas
Dallas case number 211689-2020 (Project Safe Neighborhood)
On November 26, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., 7-Eleven, located at 4747 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas,
On November 26, 2020, the suspect committed three aggravated robberies in Mesquite and he got into a chase with Mesquite. Mesquite was able to arrest him and he confessed to their offenses. They also recovered the weapon used in all the offenses.
The department would like to commend the detectives for their dedication and determination to help get this serial robbery suspect charged for these multiple offenses. It was a great team effort with the multiple agencies who worked together. A great job was done by all!