Five people were arrested Friday evening after officers responded to an aggravated robbery in the 5900 block of Lost Pony Drive, according to a police report.

A 17-year-old boy told police he was walking down the street around 8 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up to him and the occupants told him to get inside. He noticed there were three occupants — a driver and two others who both had handguns.

Inside the vehicle, two of the people told him to give them his money and phone, which he did, the report says. He was released after that.

Police said the victim was able to provide them with a description of the vehicle and license plate number. Officers located the vehicle shortly after in the 1200 block of South Loop 288, about four miles north of where the robbery took place.

Police conducted a traffic stop and found there were now five occupants in the vehicle — two juveniles and three adults. Two were 18 years old and one was 19.

During an investigation, the suspects told officers they had two weapons in the car. The firearms they had were reported stolen in vehicle burglaries in June.

All five were arrested after the investigation. Three of them — two adults and one juvenile — were charged with aggravated robbery. One of the adults was also charged with theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Both juveniles were charged with minor in possession of alcohol.

Other reports

1600 block of East McKinney Street — Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in which more than $2,000, jewelry and cellphones were allegedly taken around 2 a.m. Friday, according to a police report.

Two 19-year-old men told police that three people with handguns forced their way into their home. The money, jewelry and cellphones were reported taken, but officers recovered the phones nearby.

2400 block of North Bell Avenue — A 22-year-old man told police someone entered his home, took his wallet and keys and then left in his vehicle, according to a police report.

The man reported someone entered his home through the window and took some of his things. Lewisville police recovered the vehicle and returned it to him.

Police also filed another report for the man after he told them his home had been burglarized two to three weeks prior. He said his gaming system, a television, a pair of boots and articles of clothing were taken.

1800 block of South Loop 288 — A 29-year-old man told police he believed he was scammed out of money after getting a call about a warrant out for his arrest, according to a police report.

The man told police someone claiming to be Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree called and said there was a warrant for his arrest. He was told to pay off fines using gift cards.

A report was taken.


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, the Denton Police Department handled 169 service and officer-initiated calls and made 8 arrests.

ZAIRA PEREZ can be reached via Twitter at @zairalperez.

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