Surveillance footage helped the Dallas Police Department catch two robbery suspect who held up their victim at gun point on the Katy Trail. Police are investigating whether the pair are the culprits behind a string of similar robberies that have plagued the popular walking trail in recent weeks.
Daray Robinson, 21, and Jamaciay Smith, 17, were arrested for holding up a victim on Oct. 29 near the American Airline Center. About 30 minutes later, the men can be seen using the victim’s debit card on surveillance footage at a nearby ATM. Police released that footage to the public, which led to the suspects’ arrest, police said during a press conference Thursday.
Following that crime, there were four other robberies with the same basic description: two black men in their late teens or early 20s holding up victims on the trail at gun point. On Oct. 31, two robberies were reported at 6:50 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. near Maple Avenue. Both victims said they were working out when the suspects approached them, gun in hand. The very next day, Nov. 1, two more robberies were reported back-to-back at 1:40 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. near Routh Street.
Police are still determining if Robinson and Smith played any role in those crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call Dallas Police Robbery Unit at 214.671.3584 or Crime Stoppers at 214.373.8477.
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