Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Identity of Hurricane Harvey Looting Suspects Sought

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary of a business (looting during hurricane Harvey).

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, during the nighttime hours, two suspects broke into Mike Calvert Toyota, located at 2233 South Loop West, in Houston, Texas.

During Hurricane Harvey, Houston suffered severe flooding which resulted in streets and businesses being flooded throughout the city, making it difficult for police to respond to flooded areas. One of these areas was the Mike Calvert Toyota dealership. At 10:35 pm, the manager received a phone call from the security monitoring company and was advised that two suspects had broken into the dealership and had targeted the safe. The manager was able to log into his computer and watch the actions of the suspects while notifying police of what was occurring. The suspects spent nearly two hours in the dealership using a power saw and crow bar on the safe, in which they were finally able to access it and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Officers eventually were able to make it to the dealership, at which time the suspects then fled out a back door. HPD case #1085338-17

Suspect descriptions: Suspect #1: Black male, red hoodie, yellow gloves and black pants. Suspect #2: Black male, blue cap, black pants, white shirt and possibly a reversible jacket (white/dark colored).

The Robbery Division is currently seeking the identity of each of the individuals responsible for this burglary.  Since these crimes occurred during a national disaster, it important to note that the penalty range is at an enhanced level. 

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org