Friday, June 30, 2017

HPD Robbery Urges Citizens to be Aware of their Surroundings

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a robbery by force (purse snatching).

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at around 6:00 PM, the complainant had just finished grocery shopping and had just started her vehicle while in the parking lot at the Kroger, located at the 1900 block of W. Gray, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that she was sitting in her vehicle as she was approached by an unknown black male; who opened her passenger door and forcibly took her purse from her. The suspect then got into a sedan and fled the scene. HPD case #748130-17

Suspect description:
Suspect #1: Black male, 5’07 to 5’08, black hair, brown eyes.

Robbery Division tips to prevent crimes like this:
·         Always be aware of your surroundings and never let your guard down
·         While loading your vehicle with groceries, take a look around the parking lot for suspicious activity
·         Upon entering you vehicle, immediately lock your doors
·         If you do end up being a victim of a robbery, then be the best witness you can to assist the detective in being able to solve your case.