Lubbock police offer advice after early morning robbery

Published: Jul. 11, 2014 at 11:07 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2014 at 11:10 PM CDT
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Sgt. Jason Lewis
Sgt. Jason Lewis

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Police Department says around 2 a.m. this morning a female victim was approached by three suspects on her way to her car near 18th and Avenue J.

The victim told us she and a friend were leaving Klusoz on 18th and Buddy Holly and walking the two blocks south to her car. That's when she says the three men approached her, one of which pointed a gun at her and demanded money. She says her friend immediately dialed 911 as she told the gunman she didn't have any money.

The suspects ran away but were eventually found by police.

Dominic Jerome Richardson, 21, was charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of firearm by felon, and organized crime.

Daytron Deon Hood, 18, was charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a stolen firearm, a felony warrant, and organized crime.

No information has been released about the third suspect, who is a juvenile.

After that incident, LPD is asking people to be aware of their surroundings, especially in popular locations around Lubbck.

"Foot traffic is going to vary when the bars close down. You'll see it will be a steady stream of traffic but then other times it may just be one or two people from dinner, from a club, whatever the case is, that are going out to their vehicle," said LPD Sgt. Jason Lewis. "Beside every street in Lubbock normally you're going to find an alleyway and in some of those alleyways it just makes it easy for people to hide out especially after dark."

He says it's important for people to think about where they are parking before they go into a business or work.

"If you do work and you're going in early and you're leaving late, figure something out where it's just a good place to park, talk to a boss or talk to your friends and figure out where is a safe place to park," he said.

"Anybody could just be standing back here and they're going to be able to just be unnoticed all night long probably. They can just stand around and watch a parking lot, we're sitting here next to a parking lot and somebody could watch this parking lot from right where I'm standing and see a good victim to them somebody who might have money in a purse, somebody that they could overpower easily."

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