A 21-year-old Carrollton man told Dallas police three men robbed him at gunpoint Friday night at 3922 N. Hall St.
The police report states the victim parked his car to visit a friend in an apartment, and when he returned to the car at about 9:18 p.m., a man walked around a small partition wall, pointed an automatic black pistol at him and said, “Give me your money and anything in your pockets.”
The victim gave the man his wallet and cell phone, according to the report. Two other men then walked around the corner, and one of them, along with the first man who brandished the gun, searched the victim’s pockets while the third man acted as a look-out.
The gunman then fled south on foot, and the other two men fled west on foot.
The victim wasn’t injured during the robbery, the report states, but he said the property taken from him is worth $255.
Because the men used a gun in the robbery, the crime is listed as aggravated. The police report doesn’t provide a description of the suspects.
Other people in the Cedar Springs area also found themselves relieved of hundreds of dollars for hefty towing charges after United Towing moved their vehicles from restricted areas.
One particular spot behind the Round-Up Saloon has become a hot spot for towing. Despite a clear sign that says parking on the sidewalk is prohibited, people have continued to park in a spot that straddles the parking lot and the sidewalk.
“I was leaving the Round-Up to go home, but found that my car had been towed,” one man said. When he called United Towing, they told him it would cost $160 to get his car back.
“While I was making the call, four other people pulled into that same spot where I was towed, so I told each of them not to park there,” he said.
Each week, several cars have been towed from that spot, although United Towing declined to say how many.