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Blotter: Police seek information on taped robbery suspect

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By Megan Gray / Staff Writer

Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a local jewelry store Thursday morning.

Denton police reported an armed man robbed the Exchange Gold store at 2416 Lillian Miller Parkway at about 9:30 a.m.




The employee from the store called police and described the suspect as a 6-foot tall black male in his 20s with a thin build and short hair, wearing baggy blue jeans, an oversized jacket and white tennis shoes.

Surveillance camera footage indicates that after the suspect showed a gold necklace to the employee, the suspect reached down and grabbed a black semi-automatic handgun, threatened the employee and demanded money.

Police said the employee complied, allowing the suspect to steal an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man left the gold necklace on the counter and fled on foot, police said.

Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect.

Anyone with further details is urged to call 940-349-7974.


Other reports

Interstate 35E, near Lewisville Lake — Around 3 p.m. Thursday, a man driving north on Interstate 35E found himself a victim of road rage, according to a Denton County sheriff’s report.

A deputy reported that another driver cut across three lanes traffic at the Garden Ridge exit and nearly hit the victim’s vehicle.

While the victim honked his horn and started following the  Mitsubishi that nearly hit him, the driver pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at the victim, the report states.

Sheriff deputies said that once the gun was pointed, the victim exited off the highway to go home and call for help.

1000 block of Dallas Drive — A Denton police officer caught a man who was accused of using his vehicle to hit the person who serviced his car.

According to a police report, the suspect refused to pay for the repairs at a shop on Dallas Drive. He got angry, got into his vehicle and left.

The victim reported that as the man left, he struck the victim with the front of the vehicle, forcing him to roll over the hood. Police report the suspect returned a short time later to pay for the service. Police located the suspect near Bell Avenue and Prairie Street.

1000 block of North Mayhill Road — Someone forced entry into a residence between 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, stealing more than $5,000 worth of items, including a laptop, digital camera, a sword, jewelry, daggers, a DVD player and a game console.

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office reports the person entered through a broken window.



From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

* Denton police took a total of 30 reports, including an aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

* Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 683 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-one people were booked into the county jail.

* Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, five vehicle accidents, two automatic alarms, one cooking fire, three structure fires and one short circuit.

Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one alarm fire, one citizen assist, three medical calls, one vehicle unlock and one traffic call.

Justin firefighters responded to one citizen assist and one grass fire.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one explosion, one citizen assist, three medical calls and one traffic transport.

Oak Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one disturbance and one vehicle unlock.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, one citizen assist, one smoke/fire investigation and one traffic transport.

Sanger firefighters responded to four medical calls.


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.