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Brittany Arterberry says she was pepper sprayed around 5 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 27, in a parking garage outside of NorthPark Center. According to police reports, the suspects — two African American men and one African American woman in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties — attempted to steal her purse. When Arterberry put up a fight, they tried forcing her into their gray Buick LeSabre, a late 90’s model.

Thankfully, Arterberry’s husband, James, was present and he pulled his wife out of the car. While this was happening, another witness approached the suspects with a pocketknife. Eventually, the aggressors piled into the Buick and fled the scene. Fox 4 News reports that Arterberry had just “finished putting her 3-year-old’s stroller in the trunk” when the crime allegedly occurred.

The suspects are described in more detail on dpdbeat.com “as a Black male in his mid 30’s, 6’2” approximately 200lbs wearing a gray hoodie (thermal fabric), gray sweat pants with red on them, a B/M in his mid 20’s, 5’10” approximately 160 – 170lbs, and a B/F mid 20’s skinny and her clothing had a burnt orange or red stripe.”

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest, call the Crimes Against Persons Division of the Dallas Police Department at 214.671.3584. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 214.373.8477 instead.

We have reported on other robberies at NorthPark recently. The Fox 4 reporter says three others have been reported since December.


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