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Dallas Police Search For Two Carjacking Suspects

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police are searching for two individuals suspected of committing multiple robberies in the North Dallas area on Monday afternoon. Two other individuals involved have been detained by police.

The four suspects committed two robberies, one in the 5900 block of East University at about 12:49 p.m., and one in the 9900 block of Walnut Street at 1:09 p.m.

The suspects fled the location in a vehicle and wrecked it in the 10000 block of North Central Expressway. They abandoned the vehicle and attempted to steal another vehicle before fleeing on foot.

A police helicopter is aiding with the search.

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