Denton police are trying to determine whether the same suspect was involved in three aggravated robberies between 1:16 a.m. Tuesday and 12:38 a.m. Wednesday.
In two robberies at local convenience stores Tuesday, witnesses described the suspect as a black man wearing a white cloth over his face, a red jacket and dark pants, according to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer. The man brandished a black handgun in both incidents, he said.
The third robbery occurred at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday at the Super 8 motel in the 600 block of South Interstate 35E. That suspect also brandished a handgun and demanded money, but police have not confirmed whether the suspect description in that case is similar to the description in the two other robberies.
No one was injured in the three incidents, police said.
About 1:16 a.m. Tuesday, police said a man walked into a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 1200 block of South Loop 288, brandished a handgun and ordered the clerk to empty the cash register.
He got away with about $300, police said.
At 11:09 that night, police responded to an aggravated robbery at the Corner Stop convenience store, about 6 miles away in the 3200 block of North Elm Street. Police said a man came into the store and brandished a gun before he got away with about $200, according to a police report.
When a man robbed the Super 8 motel, he got away with about $225, police said.
No arrests have been made.
1800 block of Jason Drive — A man punched a window in a 28-year-old woman's mother's house Wednesday after he went to the home to pick up his property, according to a police report.
The report did not specify the relationship between the man and 28-year-old woman, who was listed as the victim in the report. The man was accompanied by his sister when he arrived, police said.
Police said the suspect "got angry" before he left the house and punched the window. The extent of the damage is unclear. No arrests were made.
3400 block of East University Drive — Denton police contacted Child Protective Services Wednesday after a woman said her husband spanked their 2-year-old son and left a bruise.
She said her husband also left imprints of his fingers on the child's leg, according to the police report.
Police responded to a call from the woman's coworker about 3:30 p.m. The coworker reported the incident after the woman showed her a pictures of her son's bruise from the spanking, the report said.
No arrests were made.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Area police booked 31 people into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 151 calls for service and made 8 arrests.
Denton firefighters responded to 28 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one downed power line.