EDIT 08/03: The location of the crimes is at Royal and Abrams.

UPDATE: Find my iPhone led Mario Bros. owner, along with the Fugitive Taskforce, to the doorstep of Kentauia Peterson following an attempted break-in at Latin Deli. He was charged with burglary of a building and evading arrest with a previous conviction. Peterson was booked into Dallas County Jail on July 29. 

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His bond is set at $30,000.

Over the span of a month, one man has targeted the Town Creek shopping center at Royal and Abrams.

The suspect broke into Mario Bros. Tacos, Bruno’s Fruteria, Subway, Papa Johns and Starbucks on Saturday, July 22. This is the second time the suspect has broken into Mario Bros. Tacos; the first time was July 8.

In order to get in to the business, the suspect uses rocks to break in and then kick the door in, according to Mario Bros.’ Mario Moya Jr.

“He’s set up about 10 businesses so far within a two week span, that we know of,” Moya says. “But our landlord got private security, now they’re pretty much here like 24/7 after the second break-in.

The break-ins happen between the time of 2:50 a.m. and 4:07 a.m.

“We have received tips customers have seen him loitering the local neighborhoods and loiters the 7-11 and Walgreens at the Town Creek shopping center,” Moya says.
The preliminary investigation determined a male suspect broke out the glass window of the front door, entered the business and removed property without consent, according to Dallas police.  The investigation is ongoing and documented on case number 132079-2023.

This story will be updated as more details become available.