Do You Know This Purse Thief?


On October 2, 2015, the victim was walking on the third level of the Nordstrom parking garage at the Galleria Mall when she was approached by an unknown Black male suspect. The suspect approached the victim and asked her if she lost her credit cards while he held three unknown cards in his hand. The suspect then demanded the victim’s purse and tried to pull it from her arm. The victim and suspect briefly struggled over the purse. The suspect was able to get away with the victim’s purse and fled the location in a small, white vehicle.

If you have any information about this offense, please contact Detective Bishop with the North Central Investigative Unit at (214) 670-7240.

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.

Auto Theft Suspect Arrested


On August 6, 2015, the Dallas Police Auto Theft Unit received a tip from regarding an auto theft suspect operating out of Alvarez Auto Repair located at 10307 Denton Drive. The anonymous tip stated that the suspect, identified as Pedro Hernandez, steals vehicles daily and strips them to use the stolen parts to fix other “salvaged” vehicles. Specifically, the tip stated that the suspect was currently fixing up a salvage truck using parts off a stolen black Chevrolet truck. Due to the tip, detectives with the Dallas and Plano Police departments re-opened a closed case regarding the same suspect and location.

On August 6, 2015, Dallas Police Auto Theft Detectives Rendon #8163, Fregeau #7732, and Garza #7545 conducted a business inspection at Alvarez Auto Repair which is opened to the public.

Upon arrival detectives recognized the suspect who was working at the location. Detectives detained the suspect for an outstanding 2014 auto theft warrant. Mr. Hernandez initially gave detectives a false name but was subsequently identified and taken into custody.

The owner stated that Mr. Hernandez had been working at this location for several months and pointed out some of the trucks the suspect was working on. Detectives observed a tan colored truck missing the bed that was in the process of being rebuilt. The vehicle had black Chevrolet parts on it including the doors, fenders, and hood. The suspect stated he was working on that vehicle for someone else. All identifying markings on the black parts were scratched off and obliterated. Detectives then found a black Chevrolet truck bed on the side of the building along with a set of seats. A secondary VIN number identified that the black Chevrolet parts belong to a vehicle which was stolen on July 31, 2015 from a UT Southwestern parking lot.

The suspect was arrested for his outstanding warrant. A new warrant will be filed against the suspect for possessing the stolen vehicle parts. Detectives have determined this location to be an active “chop shop” and due to the tipster, were able to successfully identify, and arrest a key player in this operation. Detectives will continue to follow up this investigation to obtain and develop more leads or suspects.

Pharmacy Burglar Strikes Again

On July 28, 2015, at approximately 4:38 a.m., the unknown suspect shown in the video made forced entry into the Rite Care Pharmacy located at 3453 St. Francis.  

The suspect described as a Black male, 20 – 25 years old, 5’8”, 150 lb., thin build with tattoos on arms. The same suspect is seen in three other burglary offenses looking through different narcotics bottles in search of Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Alprazepam and fleeing the location with the narcotics in hand.

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect. If you have any information regarding this offense or suspect, please contact Detective S. Wall at (214) 671-0495 or the Northeast Property Crimes Unit at (214) 670-4416.


Friendly Drive-In ATM Offense Captured on Video

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at approximately 4:06 a.m., at least three hooded/masked/gloved suspects pried the front doors of Friendly Drive In, located at 5433 S. Lamar Street.  The three suspects entered the location, walked to the ATM (located in the middle of the store), and use bodily force to separate the ATM from the floor.  The ATM was bolted to the floor.  The suspects carried the ATM out of the business and loaded it into a white cargo type van.  The suspects fled location.  This is an ongoing investigation, documented on case number 161183-2015.

As of July 14, 2015, there have been 23 ATM offenses where the suspects were successful.  During this same date, there have been 31 ATM offenses where the suspects were unsuccessful.  Thirteen arrests have been made this year.

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance.  Please call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), if you have information that may assist detectives in solving this crime.

Caught on Candid Camera: Police Nab Robbers using Technology


On July 9, 2015, Patrol Officers Gladden and Tutt accompanied Property Crimes Detective Kevin Janse to the Fox Gas Station located at 10110 Harry Hines Boulevard. They went to this location in order to further review a video of the offense that occurred there on July 7, 2015. While viewing the video, the officers were able to ascertain a possible license plate of the vehicle believed to be involved. The officers researched the license plate using the License Plate Reader Database (LEARN) system. The officers found that the plate had been captured on LEARN several times by both fixed cameras and by mobile cameras.  However, none of the hits showed the vehicle parked anywhere.

The officers then called the Northwest Division’s Intelligence Officer Honrath and asked him to contact his counterpart that works with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in an attempt to get more info on the license plate.  The DPS contact informed Officer Honrath that the vehicle plate had been captured on a private Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) camera at a motel in the 2600 block of Forest Lane around 2:00 AM that morning.  Officers Gladden and Tutt were then directed to the motel in hopes to locate the vehicle.

When the officers first arrived, the vehicle was not at the location. The officers went to the hotel office where an employee recognized the vehicle being parked at the location in the past. Officers then received intel that revealed the registered owner of the vehicle was staying at the hotel. The registered owner did not match the description of the suspect from any of the offenses. However, additional intel provided the officers with the name of a Hispanic male that had been seen staying with the registered owner.

The officers then positioned themselves to observe the entrance/exit of the motel. Later, the officers observed the suspect vehicle entering the parking lot occupied by two individuals matching the description of the suspects in the robberies and theft. The officers watched as the vehicle parked and both occupants exited and went into the room registered to the owner of the vehicle.

A short time later, these individuals occupied the vehicle and left the location. The officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and were able to take both suspects into custody without incident. The suspects were taken to the Robbery Unit where they both gave full confessions clearing two Aggravated Robbery offenses and a Theft offense committed within the past week.

Identity Sought in North Central Car Break-Ins

The Dallas Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who is using a stolen credit card within hours after the card was reported stolen from a Burglary of a Motor Vehicle offense. The same individual used another stolen credit card taken from a separate Burglary of a Motor vehicle offense in the same area, later in the month. There has been fourteen reported Burglary of a Motor Vehicle offenses reported in the North Central area of Dallas from May 29, 2015 through July 3, 2015.

The suspect(s) committing these car break-ins are targeting vehicles parked in residential driveways and on the street. The suspect gains entry through unlocked doors or breaking out a window. The suspect(s) are stealing small items such as briefcases, wallets and electronics. The offenses are occurring between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

If you know the identity of the individual below or have information relating to these Burglary of Motor Vehicle offenses, please contact Detective Robin Eisenberg of the North Central Investigative Unit at (214) 670-7246.

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Burglary Suspects Sought

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The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in nabbing two burglary suspects by way of identification.  On May 15, 2015, at about 5 a.m., two  suspects burglarized the Pressbox Grill located at 1623 Main Street.  One suspect is described as a Black male wearing white cargo shorts, button down short sleeved shirt with #101 printed on the back, and dark sneakers.  The second suspect is described as a Black male wearing a flat bill hat, long sleeve jacket, gray sweat pants, and black rimmed glasses.  This offense is documented on Incident # 109089-2015.

The Property Crimes Division’s Central Investigative Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying these two suspects.  If anyone knows the identity of these two suspects or have information relating to this offense, please contact Detective Keller at 214-670-5053.

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Surveillance Video of ATM Theft @ 10400 N. Central Expressway

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at approximately 4:13 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to a call in the 10400 block of North Central Expressway in which the suspects used a champagne colored, 1993 Chevrolet Extended Cab Pick Up Truck to smash the storefront of the business. The pickup truck backed up through the storefront, at which time two suspects entered and attempted to remove the ATM. Two employees ran to the front of the store, at which time the suspects aborted the offense and fled. The suspects abandoned the pickup truck in the 7700 block of Meadow Road. The suspects were masked, gloved and hooded. This incident is documented on case number 142935-2015. If you have any information regarding this offense, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at (214)671-4221.

ATM Offense Caught On Camera

The Dallas Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify suspect’s who caused extensive damage attempting to steal an ATM machine.

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, at about 2:26 a.m., a red Chevy Suburban drove through the front of the CVS Pharmacy, located at 8024 Walnut Hill Lane. The suspect vehicle was driven into the building.  The ATM was located just inside the front doors (to the right).  Once the vehicle was inside the building, the driver backed into the ATM several times, trying to dislodge it from its base, but were unsuccessful and aborted. There were four suspects involved in this offense. Each suspect wore a mask, gloves and a hood. This offense is this offense is documented on case number 132671-2015.

If anyone has information regarding this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS(8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to 5,000 for information which leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.