I’m compiling our Park Cities Police Report email, which is based on information submitted separately by the police in Highland Park, University Park, and Dallas. In the process, I noticed a mini-crime spree.
At 3:15 p.m. on March 3, an officer was notified of a theft in progress at the Ralph Lauren store in Highland Park Village. Employees said a man entered the store, took several items from a table just inside the front door, grabbed a duffel bag, and then ran outside and jumped into a red Toyota Tercel, which sped away from the scene.
The stolen items included four pairs of khaki pants with a total value of $1,580, two gray cashmere fleeces with a total value of $2,570, and the olive canvas/brown leather duffel bag valued at $1,250. The thief dropped four olive shirts with a total value of $1,400 in his haste to escape.
Witnesses said the thief was white. But at 12:50 p.m. on March 6, a black man entered Culwell & Son on Hillcrest Avenue, grabbed 15 pairs of pants with a total value of $2,625, and walked out of the store. The thief fled in a red Toyota, but the University Park report doesn’t specifically say it was a Tercel.
What do we think, readers? Do we have an ebony-and-ivory team of couture crooks operating in the Park Cities? Maybe they take turns regarding who does the grabbing and who does the driving.