MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mesquite Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.
Police said on Monday, July 8, 2019 around 3:00 p.m. a young man picked up two cell phones that had been left on the grass while their owners played basketball on the courts at Pirrung Elementary School.READ MORE: Man Shot During Attempted Carjacking Outside Uptown Dallas Restaurant
The owners of the cell phones confronted the young man when they say he pulled out a handgun and threatened them.
The suspect then ran off into the neighborhood.
No one was hurt.READ MORE: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Slams CDC's Updated Mask Guidance For Fully-Vaccinated People, Calls It A 'Mandate'
Mesquite Police describe the suspect this way:
Black male, 17-20yo, short hair, 6’1″, medium build, wearing a green shirt and black athletic shorts.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense.MORE NEWS: North Texas Pair Suspected Of Stealing $150K Motorhome Identified
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS; or contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.