Dallas police are crediting two Good Samaritans for helping to capture two teens suspected in at least ten aggravated robberies in June and July. When a silver Toyota sedan crashed into the Exxon gas pumps at Royal and Abrams, the brave bystanders leapt into action to chase the perps as they tried to escape.
Police say the teen crime spree began Monday about 1 p.m., when two Latin males robbed an adult victim at gunpoint in an apartment parking lot in the 13000 block of Montfort Drive. The victim told police the suspects drove off in a silver Toyota sedan.
Eagle eyed officers soon spotted a silver Toyota Camry traveling east at the five points intersection at Park Lane and Ridgecrest Road. They attempted a traffic stop, but the driver evaded arrest.
The suspect made it to Abrams and Royal, where he abandoned the car at the Exxon/7-11. Both suspects fled on foot, but by this point DPD’s helicopter unit, Air One, was in pursuit. While good guys on the ground in the 7-11 parking lot chased and subdued the Camry’s passenger, Air One located the driver in an adjacent apartment complex, and DPD officers took him into custody.
You may watch the video shared by DPD here.
Giovanni Martinez-Castro, 17, was charged with aggravated robbery of an individual, evading arrest in a vehicle and failure to leave ID at the scene of an accident. Abraham Leone, 17, was charged with aggravated robbery of an individual and evading arrest on foot.
Police executed a search warrant on the Camry and seized two handguns, two black ski masks and some cash. Their investigation is ongoing.