Suspect arrested in connection to violent crime spree

Dallas police made an arrest Monday in connection with a violent crime spree last week that started with a woman being abducted in McKinney.

Police won't say much about the arrest that happened in Farmers Branch, other than they believe the man taken into custody is connected to last week's night of crimes across McKinney and Dallas.

Dallas S.W.A.T. vehicles and officers flooded the front yard of a house on Stardust Lane on Monday.

The crimes started around 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday night. That’s when a 28-year-old woman was approached by a ski-masked man who pointed a gun at her as she backed out of her McKinney apartment complex.

The kidnapper got into her car and drove off with the woman in the passenger seat, followed by a second suspect driving a stolen blue 2009 Dodge Charger.

Surveillance cameras caught the suspects, the cars, and the victim, who says it was an hours-long ordeal of being driven to ATMs and forced to make withdrawals or going to businesses and being forced to make purchases.

Last Thursday around 5 a.m., the men allegedly shot at a man at a Bank of America ATM on North Cockrell Hill.

The man who was shot drove off and the bullet missed him, but he was cut by glass as the window was shot out of his car.

Then, at the Oak Cliff Donuts on South Hampton Boulevard, surveillance video shows a customer being pistol-whipped before the pair pulled money from the cash register and took that customer’s wallet.

The woman who was taken from McKinney was finally freed and physically unharmed nearly 50 miles and almost eight hours later.

Police have not yet released the man's name or mug shot. They say they plan to show him in photo lineups, and they won’t say if they have leads on the other robber seen in the surveillance video.

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