EAST OAK CLIFF 28-year-old man ar­rested in home-in­va­sion rob­beries

The Dallas Morning News - - North Texas - Staff re­ports

Dal­las po­lice ar­rested one man Fri­day in con­nec­tion with a string of home in­va­sions last week in east Oak Cliff. Three other sus­pects were still at large, po­lice said.

Mike Leija, 28, faces two counts of ag­gra­vated rob­bery, po­lice said. He was be­ing held in the Dal­las County Jail in lieu of $201,000 bail.

Tips and sur­veil­lance footage helped po­lice piece to­gether a de­scrip­tion of the peo­ple and a ve­hi­cle in­volved in the rob­beries, Maj. Jimmy Vaughan said at a news con­fer­ence Satur­day. Po­lice found Leija about 2 p.m. in the de­scribed ve­hi­cle driv­ing through the neigh­bor­hoods where the of­fenses had oc­curred, po­lice said.

Po­lice were search­ing for three other sus­pects.

One is a 5-foot-tall His­panic fe­male with brown hair and vis­i­ble tat­toos on her chest. She was last seen wear­ing a pink shirt. An­other is a light-skinned black or His­panic male who was last seen wear­ing a red and white zip-up hoodie, white T-shirt, blue jeans and white bas­ket­ball shoes with a black do-rag on his head.

The third is a 5-foot-10 His­panic man be­tween 20 and 25 years old who weighs about 230 pounds and was wear­ing an or­ange T-shirt.

There was no ev­i­dence that the rob­beries were linked to an­other home in­va­sion that oc­curred Tues­day in the Red Bird area, in which a Dal­las woman was found dead, po­lice said.

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