Police Searching for Robber in Old East Dallas

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010  |  Updated 11:13 PM CDT
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Old East Dallas Crime Warning

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A recent robbery victim created "wanted" posters after he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday while mowing his front yard.

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Old East Dallas Crime Warning

Dallas police are warning East Dallas residents about a string of unusual robberies.
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Dallas police are warning Old East Dallas residents about a string of unusual attacks.

Police said a man has robbed as many as six people in the past 10 days in Junius Heights. His victims have been unloading groceries, working in the yard, or simply out for an afternoon stroll.

One resident and recent robbery victim created "wanted" posters after he was robbed at gunpoint Saturday while mowing his front yard.

"It's time to fight back," said the victim, who did not want to be identified in fear of retaliation.

He said the robber pretended to be lost while talking on his cell phone and then pulled out a pistol when he offered help.

"He pointed it to my head and was talking to me with it, shaking the gun, and it was butting up against my head,” he said.

The robbery victim said he will now take precautions.

“I’m mowing now with my .380 on me, and we can play cowboys and Indians now, if that's the way it’s going to go down," he said.

Dallas police said they believe the robber is likely working with an accomplice who drives a getaway car. The pair have not yet ventured out of Old East Dallas.

“I guess we should be more careful when we think about being out, but it’s daylight, and you just wouldn't think that would happen at this time,” said Jenni Beauchamp, a resident of Junius Heights.

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