Police investigate rash of armed robberies on Dallas' Greenville Avenue

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by REBECCA LOPEZ / WFAA

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

DALLAS - Police are investing four robberies in recent weeks on Greenville Avenue.

The latest involved a Dallas couple who was out with friends Tuesday night. They tell News 8 they were headed to their car on Bell Avenue when robbers pulled guns on them.
 
Tim Hall was forced to the ground.
 
"[...W]ith a gun to the back of my head, they reached for my wallet," he said.

While Hall was on the ground, one of the robbers went after his girlfriend, Adriene Booth. She said she ran to the driver's side of the car to get away, but the door was locked.

“I was really waiting for the shot, and I was scared that they were going to shoot him in the head and I would be next," she said.

Unable to do anything, Hall said he did the only thing that came to mind -- he prayed.
 
"And they had already seen him on the other side of the car and they had the gun to this head, and I heard him praying," Booth said through tears. "And he wasn't just praying for us; he prayed for our muggers, too."

The robbers had been hiding in the bushes. The couple say the street was really dark, and they think that provided a way for the robbers to go unnoticed.

"There is no telling how long they had been sitting in the bushes just a few feet away from us, watching us," Hall said.

In recent weeks, there have been four robberies by gun-toting robbers in the popular entertainment area of Greenville Avenue. Police are trying to see if they are related.

The first occurred around 11 p.m. on May 4 in the 5600 block of McCommas Boulevard. A 27-year-old man was robbed of his wallet.

Two days later, there was another robbery of a 64-year-old man in the 5700 Block of McCommas Boulevard.
 
On June 8, two men robbed a 28-year-old man at gunpoint in the 1800 block on McMillan Avenue.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com

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