Daily Crime Blotter

Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on Jan. 20, 2009.

Business Thieves Caught on Tape
Dallas business owners and their customers are on the lookout for violent thieves. Surveillance video shows the crooks jumpiong over a counter and putting a gun to a clerk's head. Two other businesses in Oak Cliff were robbed in a similar fashion. Thieves also stole from everyone inside the store, even taking personal jewelry. (See more in our video report at the left)

Smash & Grabs Begin Again
Dallas police are searching for culprits after two overnight smash and grab burglaries.  In one case, the burglars drove a stolen suburban through a security gate to get a cash machine at a store on Corinth and Industrial.  A couple of hours later, a CVS store on the 7200 block of Skillman was burglarized when someone drove a pickup truck through the store. No injuries were reported in either incident.

Men Lured By Women, Then Attacked in Parking Lot
Two men were attacked in the parking lot of a Fort Worth bar at about 2 a.m. Sunday.  Police said the men were walking to their car from the bar on the 3400 block of May Street when two women approached them.  While the women distracted them, three men appeared and attacked them.  Both of the men were injured in the assualt but are expected to make a full recovery.

Flower Mound Man Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case
A Flower Mound man accused of trying to buy a 9-year-old girl to have sex with her has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. Kevin Moake, 50, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Moake also must register as a sex offender. Read more at NBCDFW.com.

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