Posted September 19, 2018 09:23:40 Here are the highlights of the most recent North Point Mall incident: North Point mall, located just outside of downtown Dallas, had its doors and doorsides sealed off and security cameras were activated.
This was the fourth time in a year that North Point had been closed, and this time, the security cameras captured a man entering the mall from the rear.
The mall has been closed since March 3.
The incident happened after a man allegedly entered the mall in the parking lot from the north, where there are no entrances.
The man was identified as 22-year-old Zachary Allen.
Police arrested Allen after he was caught walking into North Point with a stolen firearm.
Allen was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated criminal trespass.
He was held on $100,000 bond.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on August 11.
The first incident took place on April 6.
A man allegedly broke into a car and then entered North Point and stole cash and cell phones.
A security guard, a woman, and an employee were inside the store when the suspect entered and stole the items.
Allen had a gun in his waistband, according to police.
Allen is the fifth person charged with criminal trespassing in the last year, according a report by the Dallas Morning News.
The second incident took a different turn.
On April 10, a man reportedly walked into North Points Mall and stole a car.
The security guard and an employees were inside when the man allegedly went into the store with the stolen vehicle and ran.
The two employees were able to detain the suspect before he could flee.
The suspect was not arrested, but he was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant for outstanding charges related to domestic violence.
He will appear in the Dallas County jail for a bond hearing on August 17.
This third incident took another turn on May 2.
Police said a man broke into Northpoint Mall and robbed the security guard.
The police report states that the man stole the money inside the mall and was later caught after a woman confronted him outside of the mall.
The employee was able to stop the man and hold him until police arrived.
The officer was not injured and was released from the hospital.
The fourth incident took less time to unfold.
A woman allegedly walked into a Northpoint store on May 11 and was robbed.
Police report that the woman walked into the Northpoint mall with the same stolen car that stole her car.
She was arrested and charged with armed robbery, armed criminal action, and fleeing a peace officer.
The woman was taken to the Travis County Jail.
She is scheduled for a court appearance on May 25.
The fifth incident took longer to unfold, but the man was caught and arrested after he fled from police in the mall parking lot.
Police say the suspect was a 24-year old male.
He has not yet been identified.