Serial Robbers Target Students in Pleasant Grove

Pair of armed robbers hold up at least five teenagers

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    Dallas police say a pair of armed robbers has held up at least five teenagers walking home from school in the past three weeks. (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2012)

    Dallas police say two robbers are holding up teenagers walking home from school at gunpoint.

    Police said at least five students in Pleasant Grove have been robbed in the past three weeks. The victims are boys and girls in their mid to late teens. Police said the robbers are after jewelry, but will settle for cellphones.

    The most recent robbery was Monday afternoon, when the men pointed a gun at the head of a 16-year-old student from Skyline High School and threatened to shoot her. According to the police report, the robbers ripped two gold necklaces off of her neck, scratching her.

    Another student was robbed Thursday in front of nearby John B. Hood Middle School.

    All of the robberies have been near Scyene Road and South Buckner Boulevard.

    "I've heard of different robberies in the area and break-ins and stuff like that -- but not as to where they are doing gunpoint to kids and stuff like. No, I was not aware of that," parent Alicia Rodriguez said.

    The robbers are described as two men in their early 20s who drive a black pickup truck with tinted windows and chrome wheels.

    Police are asking anyone who can help identify the men to call the Dallas Police Gang Unit at 214-671-GANG (4264) or 911.