Dallas police are investigating a second home driveway robbery in as many months in the M Streets neighborhood, both targeting women in their 20s.
The latest robbery took place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 5800 block of Mercedes Avenue.
A neighborhood crime watch alert said the robber was dressed in black, wore a black ski mask and ordered the victim to lie on the ground at knife point before stealing her purse.
On Halloween night, just a street away in the 6000 block of Morningside Avenue, another victim in her 20s reported being robbed at gunpoint by a person in dark clothes with his face covered. She was also told to lie down in the driveway of her home.
That first victim's landlord, Bill Reichardt, said he has added security lights to the home to help protect his tenants.
"It's been a very safe neighborhood for many years,' Reichardt said.
Neighbor Natalie Roetzel said the two driveway robberies are frightening.
"I don't know that there’s much that can be done aside from check your surroundings before you get out of the vehicle, make sure that you have your keys ready to get into your house, lock the door behind you, just be aware and if you see anything report it," she said.
A third crime in the M Streets occurred Sunday evening when a 69-year-old customer was severely beaten outside a popular Mockingbird Lane restaurant.
The description of the three people involved in that attack is different from the description provided to police in connection with the driveway robberies.
Police declined to comment on the cases Thursday but a spokesperson confirmed in an email there have been no arrests in any of the cases.