Another carjacking reported in Wilshire Heights

The Dallas Police Department is reporting another carjacking this (Wednesday) afternoon, this time in the Wilshire Heights area. That makes nine carjackings attributed to the same suspect in Dallas in the past few weeks, many of which took place in the 'Mockingbird Corridor' between Central Expressway and Abrams Road.

According to the DPD's neighborhood alert... (updated at 6pm)

A carjacking incident involving a white female driver (age 35) and two children passengers occurred on Wednesday at approximately 1:25 p.m. in the 6300 block of Martel Avenue. There were no other robberies today in this area.

The driver had her 7-year-old daughter and 9 year-old son in the vehicle as she was backing out of her driveway into the rear alley. She exited the vehicle to move a trash container when the suspect approached her.

He was wearing an orange/yellow reflective work type vest over a dark blue sweatshirt. The suspect had a toy chrome handgun and the complainant struggled with the suspect since he was driving away with her children in the vehicle. The suspect did allow the children to exit the vehicle. There were no injuries. The toy handgun was recovered at the location after the incident.

The suspect fled in the complainant’s vehicle – a 2005 Green Ford Expedition. The suspect description matches the description from eight previous incidents since February 5th that have occurred in Central, Northeast, Southwest, and one possibly out of town. Several of the vehicles have been recovered in South Central Division.

There was information being distributed that there was another offense today and that it occurred at Stonewall Jackson Elementary - that is not the case. There were concerns of the elementary school being in lockdown, but the principal makes that decision for student safety reasons. This incident took place about three-quarters of a mile from the school and did not impact the school or the students

The suspect is described as a black male, 35-50, 5’8” – 6’2”, 160-180 pounds. He may be unshaven with a little gray and have missing or gaps in teeth.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets