A call to the great citizens of Dallas. The Dallas Police Department is asking for your assistance to help identify ATM theft suspects.
On March 4, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the EZ Mart convenience store located at 2910 Ft. Worth Avenue was burglarized and the ATM was taken. The entire offense was captured on surveillance video. The video showed a blue Dodge Ram truck pull into the parking lot and back up to the front of the business. Two males exit the vehicle and proceed to cut locks with a power tool. The males then used a pry bar to gain entry into the business. Once inside, one male ties a chain around the ATM and the other male uses the vehicle to dislodge the ATM from the ground. The ATM was picked up and placed into the rear of the truck. At that time, the two males flee the location in the vehicle.
Persons with any information regarding this offense or the identity of these suspects are asked to contact Detective Anderson of the Major Crimes Unit at 214-671-4342. Please see posted video.
On Wednesday, January 06, 2016, at about 5:25 a.m., five (5) masked, gloved, and hooded suspects backed a stolen 1996 Chevrolet Pickup through the storefront of the Dunlap Swain Texaco located at 4826 Cole Avenue. Several witnesses stated they observed a white pickup back into the building, pull out, and backed through the building again. Three to four suspects ran into the building. Shortly after, the suspects were seen running out of the building and the pickup fled south on Travis Street. The witnesses called 911 and officers responded to the location.
A Highland Park officer was in the area and observed a pickup turn onto the 3200 block of Hester. By the time the Highland Park officer got to the vehicle, there were no suspects in the vehicle. Another witness observed two (2) of the suspects jump the fence to an apartment complex and flee toward the Katy Trail. Patrol officers set up a perimeter and called for a K9 Unit and Air 1. K9 searched the area and lost the track around Travis and Knox. We believe the suspects were picked up by another vehicle.
The suspects in this offense were targeting the safe and were unsuccessful. The offense was aborted. The investigation continues and this offense is documented on case #004249-2016. The vehicle used in the offense today, was stolen on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 on case #003387-2016. This same vehicle was used in an ATM offense that occurred in Garland yesterday, January 5, 2015.
This location suffered a business burglary offense on December 17, 2015, at 5:27 a.m., and is documented on case #292662-2015. In that offense, suspects entered by breaking a front window and attempted to enter the safe. Major Crimes Unit is asking if anyone has information regarding these offenses mentioned above to call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).
On October 19, 2015, at about 3:45 a.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress at the Shell Station located at 8200 East R.L. Thornton Freeway. Two unknown male suspects took the ATM from the location by driving what is believed to be a green, early 2000’s model, Chevrolet Suburban into the gas station please see the posted video. If you have any information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspects Please contact Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-8477. This incident is documented on case number 243078-2015.
On September 25, 2015, at 3:10 a.m., an undercover officer was conducting static surveillance on the PLS Check Cashing store located at Spring Valley Road and Coit Road. While conducting surveillance, the officer heard glass breaking at the Shell Station located at 14040 Coit Road. The officer was directly across the street and he noticed a dark-colored Dodge pickup truck backed up to the broken front glass door. He then observed a masked suspect running inside the location and placing a chain around the ATM. The officer immediately notified dispatch and asked for back up. The suspects were able to pull the ATM loose from the store and load it into the back of the pickup truck before the cover officers arrived. However, the Deployment Team followed the suspect vehicle as it fled westbound on Spring Valley Road toward North Central Expressway.
A uniformed officer, driving a marked squad car, got behind the suspect vehicle but the suspect vehicle pulled away at a high rate of speed. The uniformed officer did not chase suspect vehicle; instead, he allowed the undercover deployment officers to maintain surveillance in an effort to perform a tactical apprehension. Deployment officers were able to maintain visual contact with the suspect vehicle and guided Air 1 to their location as they were crossing the Margret Hill Hunt Bridge. Air 1 followed the suspect vehicle until it was abandoned in the 3100 block of Kingsbridge Street in West Dallas. Deployment and uniformed officers from various divisions flooded the area looking for the suspects. Air 1 spotted one of the suspects run to a parked car in the 3000 block of Bickers Street. Officers apprehended the suspect from inside the parked car without incident. The suspect is identified as Travis Dallas, a 23-year-old Black male, birthdate 8-14-92.
After further investigation, officers discovered that the vehicle used in this offense had just been stolen from the 5800 block of Harvest Hill Road. Fortunately, the officers recovered the vehicle and ATM. Travis Dallas was transported to headquarters and interviewed by detectives from the Major Crimes Unit. He admitted to his role in stealing the suspect vehicle and the burglary of the Shell Gas Station. Travis also identified his four other accomplices in this offense. Travis was arrested, placed in Lew Sterrett Jail, and charged with a second-degree felony, Theft of an ATM.
The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who was captured on video taking a U-Haul truck without permission.
On September 19, 2015, between the hours of 2:40 a.m. and 2:46 a.m., the unknown suspect captured in the above video took a U-Haul truck from 7015 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. The video shows a Black male walking around the parking lot in what appears to be dark-colored shorts and a white T Shirt. The male also appears to have braids and a receding hairline. On September 20, 2015, the stolen U-haul truck was abandoned and recovered by officers at 11810 C.F. Hawn Service Road. Officers inventoried the U-haul and found a full size ATM that had been broken open.
If you have any information regarding this offense or know the identity of the person in the video, please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477) or the Major Crimes Unit at 214-671-3322.
On Sunday, August 30, 2015, the suspect entered the Valero Gas Station at 3803 South Polk Street, opened the vault door of the ATM and took cash. The suspect is described as a Black male between 25-35 years old, 6’2,” and between 190-210 pounds. The suspect was wearing a red t-shirt with the words “Part Time Athlete, Full Time Player,” white pants, red shoes (possibly yellow laces), and a black belt.
The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect. If you have any information regarding the identity of this man, please contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477) or the Major Crimes Unit at 214-671-3322.
The Dallas Police Department Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s assistance regarding the below listed offense.
On August 11, 2015, at approximately 1:35 a.m., officers responded to a burglary call in the 3400 block of Malcolm X Boulevard. Upon arrival the officers noticed the front of the business had been destroyed by an unknown object. A witness informed officers that a blue truck with a gray stripe backed into the business multiple times. A reinforced steel door prevented the suspect from gaining entry into the business. It is believed that the unknown suspect was attempting to gain entry in an attempt to take the ATM that is located just inside the entrance. After failing to make entry the unknown suspect fled the location.
The suspect in the above photo is described as a Black male and his age is unknown. The photo shows the suspect wearing what appears to be a gray hooded sweat shirt, dark shorts, and blue tennis shoes.
This incident is documented on case number 185599-2015. If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at (214)671-4221 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS.
Today, a press conference was held in the Media Relations office regarding a rash of ATM thefts that have been occuring throughout Dallas. Also, Assistant Chief Randal Blankenbaker, Investigations Bureau, introduced the department’s new Major Case Unit.
Since January of 2015, we have had 20 ATM thefts throughout the city of Dallas. Below is a list of 18 of the 20 offenses that have occurred.