Man hides in back seat to rob another Walgreens shopper

- For the second time in a few weeks, someone was robbed at gunpoint by a man hiding in the back seat of a car.

The most recent robbery happened Sunday afternoon outside the Walgreens store on Ross Avenue.

Dallas police said a man came back to his unlocked car and was getting ready to drive away. That’s when he noticed a Hispanic man kneeling in his back seat.

The robbery suspect grabbed the man from behind and forced him at gunpoint to withdraw money from several ATMs.

Afterward, he told the man to drive home and get out of the car. No one was hurt but the suspect got away in the victim’s car, police said.

It’s similar to what happened in northeast Dallas about two weeks ago. A woman who left her car unlocked at a Walgreens store on Mockingbird Lane got in and discovered an armed man in her back seat.

He made her drive to ATMs to withdraw cash and then he let her go. She also was not hurt.

Police admit the cases are similar but they’re not yet sure if they were committed by the same person. They said it is a reminder to everyone to lock their car doors and watch their surroundings.

Deputy Chief Thomas Castro says neither victim got a good look at the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask and hoodie. Cameras at the ATMs only picked up pictures of the drivers in the front seat and not the suspect in back.

For the Sunday incident, police are looking for a Hispanic male suspect with brown eyes. At the time he was wearing a black ski mask, black hoodie with the drawstrings pulled tight and red gloves.

Police might have gotten a break in a case Monday night in Wichita, Kansas. Police there arrested a 17-year-old driver after an accident and brief chase. The car he was driving came back as the one stolen in the carjacking Sunday. Dallas police still need to interview him and process the car.

Dallas Police detectives will head to Kansas on Wednesday. Detectives are checking to see if there have been more carjackings in Dallas matching the latest cases.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dallas Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 214-671-3584.

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