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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Dallas.

Friday
Jul252014

Authorities Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspects

(DALLAS) -- The Dallas branch of the FBI and local law enforcement are hopeful that the public can help them identify suspects accused of eight bank robberies in the last year.

The Dallas Police Department says that each of the eight incidents took place after July 26, 2013.

In each case, two to three men enter a bank demanding cash with "most" of the men armed with weapons. The suspects leave the bank with the cash and flee in a waiting vehicle driven by an additional suspect, which is later abandoned near the bank. The vehicles have typically been found to have been reported stolen from the area.

In each case, the robbers wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and gloves in addition to either a hooded sweatshirt or a baseball cap and a full mask or bandana over their faces. Police believe the suspects are black men in their late 20s or early 30s, and each is between 5-feet-7 inches tall and six-feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call (972) 559-5000.


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Thursday
Jul242014

Dallas Police Searching for Missing Elderly Man

(DALLAS) -- Police are searching for a 76-year-old man who went missing on Wednesday morning.

The Dallas Police Department says that Cephus Shaw was walking east from the corner of Trailridge Drive and Fountain Drive at the time of his disappearance. He was believed to be heading to a store near the corner of Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street.

The DPD described Shaw as a black man, about 5-feet-9 inches tall and 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, red shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information on Shaw's whereabouts is asked to call (214) 671-4268.


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Wednesday
Jul232014

Suspect Sought in Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old Boy

(DALLAS) -- Police are searching for a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy early Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred some time overnight July 22 when the suspect fired a gun from inside a vehicle towards a group of juveniles outside 9700 Forest Lane in Dallas.

Police said the victim, identified as Christopher Gordon, suffered a gunshot wound to his head and died.

No arrests were made but police are investigating whether the shooting is gang-related.


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Tuesday
Jul222014

Man Robs Senior's Home After Posing as Utility Worker

(DALLAS) -- A man, claiming to be from a utility company, stole a large amount of cash from a 92-year-old woman's home Monday after informing the senior citizen that she had to evacuate from the residence.

The individual, who is described to be a white man in his late 40s or early 50s, was wearing an orange reflective vest when he came to the door of the home in the 2600 block of Clarendon Drive on Sunday.

With a clipboard in his hand, he told the woman she needed to leave the house so he could cut off the gas line, according to Dallas Police. The victim told the man she had nowhere to go, but informed him of a doctor's appointment the following day at 10:30 a.m.

On Monday, the suspect kicked in the woman's back door and stole a large amount of cash, as well as jewelry and other items.

Officers did not disclose whether any arrests have been made in the incident.

Law enforcement warn residents against giving schedules to strangers and advise citizens to submit tips about suspicious activity.


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Monday
Jul212014

Police Searching for Suspect Wanted in Murder

(DALLAS) -- The Dallas Police Department is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect wanted for murder earlier this month.

Eric Romero was shot to death near Woodrow Wilson High School some time before 10:30 p.m. on July 15.

The victim was taken to Baylor Hospital with a gunshot wound and later pronounced dead. Police did not disclose the age of the victim.

Authorities say a motive for the shooting remains unclear and a suspect has yet to be identified. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detective Tommy Raley at 214-671-3684.


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