Crime News: An East Dallas burglary spree and more on the Good Samaritan shooting

San Francisco Rose (Photo by Rasy Ran)
ean Francisco Rose was one of several restaurants robbed on Greenville Avenue. (Photo by Rasy Ran)

A recent string of robberies in Deep Ellum and on Greenville Avenue are thought to be perpetrated by the same criminal. The Dallas Morning News reports that surveillance footage from several establishments have been used to identify a prominent forearm tattoo on the burglar.

On Greenville Avenue, Terilli’s, Aw Shucks, Snuffer’s and San Francisco Rose have all been victims of the spree since over the past few weeks. San Francisco Rose (a.k.a. Dallas’ last fern bar) was robbed around 7:37 a.m. on July 9, and posted surveillance footage to their Facebook page  that shows his tattoo  and asks for help identifying the perpetrator. In the Facebook post, it says that someone smashed the front door, cash drawers and computers but only took $30 in cash. It goes on, “could have been much worse, but this guy clearly knew where the cash used to be stored, so I’m sure we or one of our former employees knew him.”

After the shooting of a good samaritan last week near the Raging Crab at Greenville and Prospect, Dallas police are searching for a dark colored SUV that fled the scene. NBC 5 reports that anyone with information should contact Detective Serra at 214.671.4320. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of $5,000 if information leads to an arrest and indictment, and can be reached at 214.373.TIPS.

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