Last night, the Dallas Police Department sent word that it has apprehended the man responsible for the purse-snatchings and shooting downtown early Thursday morning
. According to a missive from Sgt. Warren Mitchell, a DPD spokesman, investigators received a tip Saturday afternoon about a suspect already wanted on an outstanding burglary warrant. They found the man, pictured at left, at about 3:30 at a house in Oak Cliff. According to Mitchell, the suspect was arrested and then "confessed to the robberies," but as of last night's e-mail he hadn't been named or charged till witnesses, among 'em one tough grandmother Linda Self
, could participate in a photo line-up.
|One of these was stolen from an unmaked DPD car Saturday. |
But speaking of robbery suspects, there's one on the loose that DPD's awfully concerned about -- so much so it has sent out a "public assistance needed" notice. Some time between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. yesterday, according to the police report
, an unmarked police car was parked at 3653 Briargrove Lane
, near Marsh Lane and Frankford Road. That's when someone smashed in the driver's side window and stole some SureFire flashlights -- not to mention a blue bulletproof vest exactly like the one you see pictured at right. DPD would really
like to get that fashionable accessory off the street pronto -- hence, the $5,000 reward for tips leading to the suspect's arrest. Which would
buy quite a few Mother's Day presents for the special ladies in your life.