SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: IS SOMEONE WATCHING YOU?
Reported at 3:44 p.m. April 28: a likely “jugging” incident. That’s what investigators call it when thieves stake out financial institutions for customers leaving with money bags and then follow to take the cash. To get the loot in this case, a crook smashed the window of a man’s vehicle at Preston Forest Shopping Center.
Before 8:26 p.m., a crook brandished a deadly weapon while robbing the Texaco Dallas at Preston Road and LBJ Freeway.
Oh, it’s not heaven to get kicked out of 7-Eleven! At 4:19 a.m., officers issued a criminal trespassing warning at the convenience chain’s Preston Forest Square location.
Reported at 1:20 p.m., an acquaintance refuses to return a woman’s vehicle taken from the parking lot near Liberty Burger at Forest Lane and Inwood Road.
Before 6:45 p.m., a thief entered a woman’s vehicle park near Tiff’s Treats on Hillcrest Road and took her bumper.
Reported at 9:51 p.m.: a theft in a NorthPark Center parking lot.
Taken before 4:04 a.m.: a man’s vehicle from apartments in the 6100 block of LBJ Freeway.
Stolen overnight before 8:03 a.m.: a breaker attachment from heavy equipment in the 8800 block of Devonshire Drive.
Before 11:27 a.m., a reckless and irresponsible motorist fled after wrecking into a woman’s vehicle at Preston Royal Village.
Stolen before 11:41 a.m.: a man’s vehicle from NorthPark Center.
Reported at 4:20 p.m.: A thief on April 26 stole from a construction site in the 8600 block of Inwood Road.
Shoplifted before 5:56 p.m.: merchandise from a store at NorthPark Center.
Burglarized before 8:46 p.m.: a man’s vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Road.
Reported at 3:23 p.m.: a prowler damaged the bumper of a woman’s vehicle during a theft at a NorthPark Center parking lot.
Before 3:56 p.m., a charlatan tried to cash a fraudulent check at First United Bank in Preston Center.
Unhappy auto theft Friday. Stolen before:
- 11:28 a.m.: a vehicle from apartments in the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway.
- 11:37 a.m.: a man’s truck from the Campisi’s Restaurant parking lot on Lovers Lane.
- 4:24 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle from Preston Royal Village.
Arrested at 2:29 p.m.: a man (age not provided) accused of shoplifting at NorthPark Center. He also received a criminal trespassing warning.
Reported at 1 a.m.: A thief had just taken a man’s vehicle from a home in the 4200 block of Ridge Road.
Broken before 9:51 a.m.: the window of a woman’s vehicle on the Grace Bible Church campus at Inwood and Northaven roads. Taken: a bookbag.
At 8:03 a.m., officers arrested a morning drunk believed to be a “danger to himself” in the 5500 block of Northaven Road but his age and other details were unavailable online.
At 3:45 p.m., officers began a preliminary animal cruelty investigation at Forest Land and Central Expressway.
Arrested at 11:59 p.m. after a wreck in the 5700 block of Royal Lane: a 63-year-old woman accused of driving drunk.