At least two law enforcement agencies are working together to identify a robbery suspect who hit area convenience stores this past weekend.
Police in Denton and Irving say they believe the same man may be responsible for armed robberies in both cities.
Irving restaurant owner Steve Dominguez said Tuesday that he was looking at Facebook when he noticed an armed robbery story in the Denton Record-Chronicle that described the same suspect who on Saturday robbed the Irving store where he works.
Dominguez said he owns the restaurant inside J&B Convenience Store in the 2000 block of State Highway 356 East, near Loop 12 in Irving.
“I saw the photo with the story and thought, ‘This is the same guy that robbed us,’” he said.
The incident in Irving, he said, changed the way employees handle money at the register.
John Argumaniz, spokesman for the Irving Police Department, said officers responded to an aggravated robbery at 3:40 p.m. Saturday at J&B Convenience Store.
Argumaniz said Irving investigators have been in contact with investigators in Denton and they believe the man who robbed the Irving store is the same man who attempted to rob a 7-Eleven store on McCormick Street and robbed a Quick Track store on Bernard Street on Sunday in Denton.
Denton police said the suspect in both local incidents displayed a black semiautomatic handgun.
Officials said a gun was pointed at the clerk in Irving as well.
“He said, ‘Don’t move or I’ll shoot you,’” Dominquez said.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact Denton police Detective Dan Conrad at 940-349-7993.
2000 block of Mark Twain Lane — Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance after a 34-year-old man alleged his foster son threatened to hit him Monday evening. The man wanted to press charges, police said. Officers were not able to locate the foster son.
3500 block of East University Drive — Police said a man reported that someone took the wheels and rims off his 1965 Plymouth on Monday morning.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 777 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-nine people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police posted 22 reports online.
Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, two vehicle accidents and one smoke investigation and assisted one agency.
Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic call. Argyle police responded to one burglary, one noise complaint, one roadblock, two solicitor complaints, 10 traffic calls and one theft and assisted one agency.
Aubrey firefighters responded to one electrical fire, one grass fire, one smoke investigation, three medical calls and one traffic incident. Aubrey police assisted one agency and responded to one forgery call and 20 traffic calls.
Corinth police assisted two agencies and three motorists and responded to one noise complaint, two reckless drivers, two suspicious activity calls, one welfare concern, four traffic incidents, 15 traffic calls, and four animal complaints.
Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one narcotics call, 14 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic incident and one suspicious vehicle.
Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police responded to one traffic incident and assisted two agencies.
Krum firefighters responded to one grass fire, one controlled burn and one medical call. Krum police responded to one roadblock, one suspicious vehicle, two thefts, two traffic calls and one animal complaint and assisted two agencies.
Krugerville police responded to nine traffic calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to three traffic incidents, one gunshot or stabbing, nine medical calls and one fire.
Lewisville police made 13 arrests.
Little Elm firefighters responded to one medical call and one traffic incident. Little Elm police responded to one verbal disturbance call, one missing person, one noise complaint, two ordinance violations, five suspicious activity calls, one criminal mischief report, 14 traffic calls and two traffic complaints.
Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to one assault, one reckless driver, 16 traffic calls and one traffic incident.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one traffic incident. Oak Point police responded to seven traffic calls and one traffic incident.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call, one smoke investigation and one controlled burn. Ponder police responded to one smoke investigation and three traffic calls.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to six medical calls. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and responded to one criminal trespass, one medical call, three traffic calls and two suspicious activity calls.
Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one smoke investigation and one grass fire. Sanger police assisted two agencies and responded to one narcotics call, two suspicious vehicles, two traffic calls and one animal complaint.
The Colony firefighters responded to one grass fire, one outside trash fire, four medical calls and one smoke detector activation call.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to one traffic incident, two traumatic injuries and two water main breaks. Trophy Club police responded to one traffic incident, one water main break, 10 traffic calls, three suspicious activity calls and six animal complaints and assisted one agency.
— Megan Gray