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Driveway robberies continue in Dallas

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A husband and wife were caught off guard as, they say, a young woman held them up at knife and gunpoint on their driveway. The terrified couple's grandson was in the car while it happened.

There have been more than two dozen driveway robberies in Dallas in the last month. Police are still piecing the details together, looking for clues and possible links.

Descriptions have changed of the robbers. In this case, the victim in Oak Cliff says she's certain her attacker was a teenaged girl.

The grandparents returned home Sunday night from a family gathering. Janie Gomez exited the passenger side while her 4-year-old grandson remained in the backseat.

"As soon as I opened the door, someone shoved me back in and shoved a gun in my face and demanded my purse. I told her don't hurt my baby, don't hurt my baby," said Gomez.

Gomez says she wasn't carrying a purse that night and turned on the car light to prove it to what she says was a teenage female suspect, approximately 15 or 16 years old. The face mask she was wearing was not entirely pulled down.

"When she leaned over to look if I didn't have a purse, I got a look at her," said Gomez.

While she was approached, she says her husband was making his way to the front door. A second suspect also wearing a mask approached him with a knife demanding his wallet. The suspect told Mr. Gomez that they had a gun on his wife and if he did anything they would use it.

These driveway robberies as they're called have been taking place since the first of the year. Some attacks are taking place in north east Dallas, several more are occurring near White Rock Lake.

Last Sunday, a woman visiting a friend on Axton Lane says a masked gunman described as tall, calm and well-spoken attacked her.

Police have made two arrests but the robberies continue.

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