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Blotter: Report: Man robbed at gunpoint in driveway

A man was robbed in his driveway Monday night in the 1800 block of Mercedes Road after three men followed him home from a pawn shop, Denton police said.

The three men entered a pawn shop in the 1700 block of Teasley Lane in an attempt to sell a flat-screen television while the victim was in the shop and he offered more than the shop would pay, according to a police report.

Police said the victim wanted to make sure the television worked and that’s when the suspects agreed to go to his house to test it. One of the suspects rode with the victim and the other two followed in another vehicle, officials said.

When they got to the residence, the tallest suspect exited the vehicle he was in and followed the victim to the edge of the driveway, police said. Then he pulled a small, black revolver on the victim and robbed him of cash.

The victim told his wife about the incident before attempting to catch up to the suspects, losing them on northbound on Interstate 35.

All three fled the area in a mid-sized black, four-door car with black aftermarket rims, police said. Police are searching for the men and asking for the public’s help.


Other reports

3000 block of Bob-o-Link Lane Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, police met with a woman in the jail lobby to take a terroristic threat report. According to police, the 33-year old woman said someone threatened to shoot her and she feared for her life.

1000 block of Fulton Street — Police responded to a call about a computer security breach, which began March 27 and ended Thursday morning, according to reports. The breach was at a local high school. The caller told officers someone had gained access to the school’s computer database. An investigation is ongoing.



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

Denton County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers handled 666 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 270 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 18 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one special outside fire, two vehicle accidents and assisted one agency.

Lewisville police made nine arrests.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call. Argyle police responded to one road blockage, one suspicious vehicle, one traffic incident and five traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one downed power line, one structure fire and two medical calls. Aubrey police officers responded to one domestic disturbance, one harassment report, three suspicious activity calls and three traffic calls.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to three traffic calls.

Double Oak police officers responded to six traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to two suspicious activity calls, 10 traffic calls, one animal cruelty report and two traffic incidents.

Justin firefighters responded to one traffic incident. Justin police assisted one agency and responded to one burglary in progress, one criminal mischief report, one fight in progress and two welfare concerns.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krum police responded to two burglary in progress calls and four traffic calls.

Krugerville police assisted two agencies and responded to two animal complaints and eight traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to one assault/sexual assault, one structure fire and six medical calls.

Little Elm firefighters responded to eight medical calls, one structure fire and one welfare concern. Little Elm police responded to two assault reports, one burglary report, three medical calls, two Child Protective Services referrals, one verbal disturbance call, two reckless drivers, 22 traffic calls and one traffic incident.

Oak Point police responded to one domestic disturbance call, one noise complaint, one suspicious activity and seven traffic calls.

Ponder police responded to one traffic accident.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one theft report, two traffic calls, one animal complaint and two traffic accidents.

Sanger firefighters responded to one alarm fire, and two medical calls. Sanger police responded to one criminal trespass report, one disturbance call, one loose livestock call, two reckless drivers, five traffic calls and assisted one motorist.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one assault or sexual assault call. Trophy Club police responded to one assault or sexual assault call, one suspicious activity call, four traffic calls and three animal complaints.

— Megan Gray