Another Driver Robbed by Man Lurking in an Unlocked Vehicle in Old East Dallas, Police Say

Dallas police are asking the public to watch out after another person reported being robbed by a man waiting in an unlocked car at an Old East Dallas pharmacy Sunday.A woman made a similar report Jan. 20, though police haven't said if they suspect the same man.In the latest case, a driver who had parked at the Walgreens at 5001 Ross Ave. at about 2 p.m. Sunday told police that after he got back in his car, he noticed a man kneeling in the backseat. The man grabbed the driver from behind and forced him at gunpoint to go to two banks to withdraw money, according to police.The robber tried to get the driver to withdraw more money from two additional locations, but the driver had reached his withdrawal limit, investigators said. After making the man drive to his home, the robber left him there and fled in the car. The victim wasn't injured.Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man with brown eyes. He was wearing red gloves, a black ski mask and a black hoodie with a white long-sleeve shirt underneath. Police say the hoodie was pulled tightly around the man's face so as to show only his eyes.Another robbery last month also started in a Walgreens parking lot, this one at 5742 E. Mockingbird Lane. A man was seen at about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 20 looking for unlocked vehicles, and once he found one, he reportedly got into the back seat and waited for the owner to come out. When a woman got into the vehicle and began to leave the parking lot, the man emerged and pointed an unknown object at her and threatened her, police said.The man then demanded that she drive to two ATMs and withdraw money from her account, police said. The woman, Alyse Van Scoy, told KTVT-TV (Channel 11) that the robber was wearing dark clothes and a mask and put a gun to her head.Police said the robber took Van Scoy's money and made her drive to an area believed to be near Mercedes Avenue and Matilda Street. She was not hurt.Officials said the suspect in that case is also Hispanic, but they haven't released a detailed description. Van Scoy told KTVT that the man was wearing dark clothing and a mask.Anyone with information about either robbery can call the Criminal Investigations Division at the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-3584.  Continue reading...

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