Denton Police Warn Women About Robbers

Robbers are targeting women who live in apartment complexes

By Ray Villeda
|  Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:07 PM CDT
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Police say two men are targeting women who are either parking their cars or walking to their apartment units.

Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News

Police say two men are targeting women who are either parking their cars or walking to their apartment units.

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Denton Police Warning Women to Be on Alert for Robbers

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Denton Police are warning women who live in apartment communities about two men who may be targeting them.

In the last week, two suspects in their 20s have held-up college-aged women outside two different apartment complexes in Denton. Both incidents happened around midnight.

The first hold-up happened Oct. 9, outside apartments on the 2600 block of West Oak Street. Another recent incident happened early Monday morning outside apartments on the 200 block of Coronado Drive.

Police say the two suspects are targeting women who are either parking their cars or walking to their apartment units. Police say the men were armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

"It could happen again," said Officer Orlando Hinojosa, with Denton Police. "We are telling every apartment community to be aware. We want the females to walk in pairs. We want them to be aware of their surroundings at all times, try not to talk on their cell phone or text on their cell phone when walking to car or walking back to house." 

Police are getting the word out to all the apartment communities in the city so that women are alert.

"It makes me nervous, because, like I say, two nights a week, I go to work early in the morning and come out by myself," said Malynda Allen, who lives at one of the apartment communities.

If you have any information about these incidents or others, call Denton Police. Investigator Keith Smith at (940) 349-7912 or Sgt. Bobby Smith at (940) 349-7971 are handling this investigation.

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