DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A suspect who allegedly shoved a gun in the face of a four-year-old child while robbing an Oak Cliff Metro PCS store has turned himself in, Dallas Police announced Thursday.
George Tucker, 41, and another man are accused of robbing the business in the 2600 block of W. Jefferson Blvd. on May 28. Surveillance video released to the media on Wednesday showed the two men entering the store, one of whom pointed a handgun at employees.
One suspect went to the back of the store to steal merchandise while his partner remained in the customer service area. While this was going on, a customer unknowingly entered the store with his four-year-old daughter.
Police said the suspect ordered the customer to sit in a chair and pointed the gun at him. The suspect demanded the man’s wallet, and as he reached for it, the suspect focused his weapon on the girl.
In a release, Dallas police said Tucker was “identified by multiple people who saw the video.” After finding out people were reporting him, Deputy Chief Sherryl Scott said Tucker surrendered.
Scott said he has admitted to being the person in the video and said he was unaware he was pointing the gun at the girl.
“According to the suspect, he said he was just waving the gun and didn’t realize he pointed it at the child,” she told CBS 11’s Steve Pickett.
Tucker is being held without bond due to previously removing an ankle device. Dallas County court records show Tucker has 7 previous charges against him, including 2 aggravated assault cases he plead guilty to.
Tucker admitted to robbing four businesses last week — two Payless Shoesource stores and two Metro PCS locations. At one of the shoe stores he told the clerk “Don’t die today.”
The other suspect has not been identified but is being questioned, Scott said.
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