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Blotter: Two men rob delivery driver in parking lot

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By Britney Tabor / Staff Writer

A delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint by two men Tuesday in the 2600 block of West Oak Street, according to a Denton police report.

The woman told police she was making a delivery at an unfamiliar apartment complex. When she was unable to locate the unit she was to deliver to, she asked two men walking in the parking lot of the complex for directions. Both men replied that they could not help.

According to the report, the woman found the unit, made the delivery and returned to her car. She told police that as she was sitting in the car, she noticed movement and looked up to see one of the men she asked directions of pointing a pistol at her. The man wore something over his nose to conceal the lower portion of his face, she told police.

A second man, whom she recognized from earlier, entered the passenger side of the vehicle and demanded her money, the report states.

The woman handed the money over, an estimated $60 to $100, and the two men left the area, according to the report.


Other reports

2000 block of West Windsor Drive — A woman reported to police that she was assaulted by a man with a rock, knocked unconscious and robbed Tuesday. The woman said he got away with the cash from her pocket.

According to a police report, the woman said that while she was standing at a lake in a city park, a man approached her and asked for money. The woman told the man she would give him what she had and reached in her pocket to get a couple of $1 bills. As the woman handed over the money, she said he struck her in the face with a rock, knocking her unconscious.

When she came to, the man was gone, along with her cash.

Police reported that the woman had an injury to the left side of her face. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

2300 block of North Elm Street — A man reported to police that he is a victim of identity theft and believes his identity was used to purchase a home.

The man said he learned that his information had been used when he applied for a job and was denied. A background check for the job indicated a prior address that the man claimed he never lived at.

The man told police he believes a woman who fraudulently used his name and Social Security number about 10 years ago to open a phone account used the information again to purchase a home.



From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

•  Denton police handled 328 service and officer-initiated calls.

•  Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 629 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of two assaults.

•  Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, three vehicle accidents with injuries, an alarm system malfunction, a lock-in, a police matter and a request to assist an invalid.

Argyle firefighters responded to a medical call.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, a carbon monoxide alarm and a structure fire.

Krum firefighters responded to a fire alarm and a suicide attempt.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls, two requests to assist a citizen and a fire alarm.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to a request to assist a citizen, a structure fire and a suicide attempt.

Sanger firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm and two medical calls.

BRITNEY TABOR can be reached at 940-566-6876. Her e-mail address is .


Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.