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Blotter: Police respond to robbery at apartment complex

Denton police officers responded to an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Dallas Drive after a male and female in their 20s reported being robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening.

The man was picking up mail at his mailbox when two men approached him from behind with a gun, asking him to take them back to his apartment, police said. Reports indicate once the two armed men were inside the apartment, they demanded money and the victims obliged. Police did not disclose the amount of money taken, adding that the aggravated robbery is not connected with recent apartment complex robberies, and the case is under investigation.


Other reports

700 block of Dallas Drive — Two friends were assaulted at an apartment complex shortly before midnight Thursday, according to Denton police reports.

A 19-year-old woman and 23-year-old man were driving over to visit a friend when the man got out of the vehicle and knocked on a friend’s apartment door, police said.

“The victim was then jumped by what he described ‘as many as six men,’” said Officer Ryan Grelle, spokesman for the Denton Police Department.

Reports say the female victim got out of the car she was waiting in to check on her friend before also being assaulted.

The only reported missing item is the woman’s cellphone.

Police are looking into leads on possible suspects.



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

- Denton police posted 28 reports online and received a total of 247 calls.

- Denton County Sheriff’s dispatchers handled a total of 676 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-five people were booked into county jail.

- Denton firefighters re­sponded to 22 medical calls, three accidents, two police matters, two grass fires, two good-intent calls, one public service call, one alarm, one smoke detector call and two canceled en route calls.

Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two citizen assists and three medical calls.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call.

Krum firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire, one traffic transport and one vehicle unlock.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one alarm fire and eight medical calls.

Ponder firefighters responded to one electrical fire, one medical call, one traffic transport and one vehicle unlock.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to three medical and one illegal burn.

Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls.

— Megan Gray


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.