Another armed robbery reported in downtown Selma, Old Town area

Published 12:35 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017

Another armed robbery in the downtown Selma and Old Town area was reported Wednesday night bringing the total up to six over the last few weeks.

According to an incident report from the Selma Police Department, a 29-year-old man was robbed at gun point around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday. The robbery happened on the 1200 block of Selma Avenue, which is near Blue Jean Church.

The report states the victim walked outside and was approached by four black males wearing masks over their faces and hoodies.

The victim told officers one of the four masked men pointed a gun in his face and punched him four times on the left side of his head.

He then told officers one of the robbers went through his pockets and took his credit card before fleeing the scene on foot.

According to the report, the victim suffered minor injuries but did not require immediate medical attention.

This incident is the sixth similar armed robbery reported in the area since Oct. 14.

The first was in the alley behind El Rancheros on Broad Street around 8 p.m. An employee was robbed at gunpoint. The robber got away with a small amount of cash, a credit card and a cell phone.

The second robbery was reported five days later on Church Street around the same time. Two women were walking home from the Wild Game Cook-Off when they were approached by two armed men. They took a purse and fled the scene only to return a few moments later to steal one of the women’s cell phone when they tried calling police.

The third happened on Oct. 25 on the 700 block of Selma Avenue in front of a law office. The victim had just gotten into her vehicle and started the engine when two black males approached her with a gun and demanded money. The woman told them she didn’t have money, and they fled the scene once they saw another car coming by.

The fourth robbery was reported on Oct. 26 around 9:15 p.m. A man was walking to a home on the 400 block of Mabry Street when he was approached by two black males. He told officers one of them said something to him he couldn’t understand and pointed at him in a threatening manner. He said he drew his own pistol and told them he didn’t want any trouble.

One of the suspects fired at least two shots at the victim and fled the scene. One of the bullets went through the window of a nearby house. The victim was not injured.

The fifth robbery happened across from the Dallas County Courthouse Monday night. A legally blind man was outside of his loft apartment on the phone when he was approached by three men wearing masks.

One of the men, which was armed with a handgun, demanded money. The victim did not have any money, so they took his cell phone.

No arrests in these cases have been reported.