Updated post: January 20, 2018
investigation into the offenses is still active and on-going. There are
indications that the offenses were motivated on the perceived sexual
orientation of the victim and are being considered hate crimes.
individual is currently in custody and detectives are working to
identify additional suspects. We will release additional details as
they become available and it is appropriate to do so.
information related to these offenses is asked to contact Detective Jarc
at 214.671.3584 or their local police department immediately.
If you wish
to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at (214)373-TIPS, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for
information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and
indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.
Original Post: December 12, 2017
12, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m., four victims were lured to a
vacant apartment in the 8000 block of Chariot Street and were robbed and
beaten. All four victims had used the dating app “Grindr” to
communicate with the suspects. Dallas police officers took a 17 year old
Latin male into custody after it was discovered he was involved with
committing these offenses. The Latin male is currently charged with four
counts of Aggravated Robbery and is being held in the Dallas County
December 7, 2017, there have been three other robberies in the same area
where victims were lured to the location after responding to posts on
the “Grindr” dating app. Below are the dates and locations:
December 7, 2017, ?8000? Rothington Road ?277622-2017 ? 1:10 AM
December 7, 2017, ?8000 ?Chariot Drive ?278372-2017?10:30 PM
December 8, 2017, ?8000 ?Chariot Drive ?278417-20117?01:00 AM
investigations are ongoing and it’s undetermined if the suspect arrested
today is also responsible for these other offenses. There are also 3-5
Black males who were involved in today’s offense and possibly other
offenses that remain at large.
Please consider these tips when meeting someone using a dating app:
When meeting in surrounding
cities that may be unfamiliar to you, always research a safe meeting
location and familiarize yourself with the area
Always meet in a well-lit, public place
Never go alone
Always meet during the day
Keep your cell phone close and be ready to call 911 at the first sign of trouble
Never give out personal or financial information
Let someone know where you’ll be and who you are meeting
Leave if you feel uncomfortable
Police Department’s Robbery Unit is requesting cooperation from the
media by not releasing a photograph of the arrested person at this time.
Dallas Police Robbery Detectives are currently working on other cases
that could be compromised if the identity of the arrested person is
information on these offenses, is asked to call Detective Jason Jarc at
(214) 671-3464. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime
Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).