Dallas: Robbery in the 4800 block of Bernal



On May 5, 2013, at about 11:00 p.m., a call came into the 911 Center from an individual reporting a robbery in the 4800 block of Bernal Drive. The caller had a very heavy accent and was speaking very quickly. The call taker had a very difficult time understanding the information and did not hear the caller say “shot” or “shoot”. Therefore, the call was listed as a Robbery and forwarded to the police dispatcher at 11:02 p.m. A link to the 911 call is provided below. The delay in response to the call was due to officers already working an active shooter call, a major accident, a burglary in progress at a residence, and a shooting on Singleton Boulevard.

At about 11:07 p.m., another caller called into the 911 Call Center to report an individual shot in the 5800 block of Bernal Drive. The call taker forwards the shooting call to the police dispatcher at 11:09 p.m. At 11:10 p.m., the Shooting call was dispatched and the officers arrived on scene at 11:14 p.m. During the course of the shooting investigation, the officers had reasons to believe that the individual shot may have been involved in some type of criminal activity that lead to his shooting.

On May 6, 2013, at about 12:14 a.m., officers responded to the robbery call in the 4800 block of Bernal Drive. When they arrived, they found the business locked and no one at the location. An employee of the business was notified and returned to the store. Officers reviewed the surveillance video and were able to link the individual shot earlier as one of four suspects involved in the robbery. Robbery detectives were notified and have charged the individual with Aggravated Robbery. The detectives have also identified a second suspect and have taken him into custody. There are currently three additional suspects involved in the robbery who are still at large. The criminal investigation is still ongoing.

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911 Call on Bernal Robbery