A 65-year-old Oklahoma man told police $30,000 in cash was stolen Tuesday from his truck's glove compartment while he was inside the QuickTrip in the 3100 block of West University Drive in Denton.
Police responded to the gas station at about 1 p.m. The man said he had just cashed a $30,000 check at the Bank of America in the 1800 block of South Interstate 35E, according to department spokesman Shane Kizer.
After the victim pulled up to the pump and went inside the store, a black Chevrolet sedan drove up to the passenger side of the victim's Dodge Ram, Kizer said. He said a suspect in the rear left passenger seat got out, shattered the truck's passenger window and grabbed the money out of the glove box.
The man walked out to find the money missing. No arrests have been made, Kizer said.
Suspects steal Denton man's safe, drop it in front yard
Two masked men dropped a stolen safe outside a central Denton home Tuesday after they pistol-whipped the resident during the robbery, according to Kizer.
Police spoke to the resident while he was being treated for his injuries, which weren't life threatening, at Medical City Denton. He said the two men pushed open his door at about 7 p.m. and hit him in the head with the pistol in the home in the 1000 block of Anna Street.
One man grabbed the safe while the other stayed in the living room with the 26-year-old victim, police said. They also took two Fossil watches of unknown value, Kizer said.
The suspects dropped the safe in the front yard during their escape, Kizer said. They fled the scene in an older white, four-door vehicle.
The victim said the men appeared to be in their late teens with brown hair and blonde hair, respectively. He described them as white men around 5 feet, 10 inches tall. They both wore bandannas over their faces during the incident, he said.
The investigation is ongoing.
400 block of West Sherman Drive — A woman said her tenants recently stole all the appliances and fixtures from her building near the North Texas Fairgrounds.
The woman said the tenants had been moving out at the time. Police filed a theft report at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, but no arrests were made.
1500 block of South Loop 288 — Denton police ended up ordering a tow for a stolen vehicle Tuesday after they responded to a disturbance in a Walmart parking lot, according to a report.
A nearby witness said multiple people were causing a disturbance in the parking lot and a vehicle's alarm was going off. Police did not make any arrests when they arrived on the scene, but they noticed the vehicle with the active alarm was stolen, the report said.
The vehicle was towed to a city impound lot.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 921 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 41 people were booked into Denton County Jail.
Denton police handled 125 calls for service and made 10 arrests.
Denton firefighters handled 13 medical calls, two vehicle crashes and one sprinkler activation.