Cops Stop Cash Flow


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.

Public’s Assistance Sought in Identifying Theft Suspect


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.

Another Failed ATM Theft


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.