Thursday, August 30, 2018

Parking Lot Attendant Robbed in Downtown Houston

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm, the complainant, who was working as a parking lot attendant between lot B and C at Minute Made Park, located at the 2000 block of Preston, in Houston, Texas. The complainant was approached by an unknown black male on a bicycle, who pointed a handgun at her and demanded her money. The complainant first resisted and told the suspect no, at which time the suspect stated that it wasn’t worth losing her life over money. The complainant, in fear of being shot by the suspect, then complied and handed over the cash. Witnesses heard a second male refer to the suspect as “Rice” or something similar right after the robbery had occurred. The suspect also crashed his bike and left it at the scene and then ran towards Navigation and Canal Street. HPD case #1100400-18

Note: The Houston Astros employee police officers at and around the park during games, resulting in the arrival of several officers within minutes of the robbery, but the suspects were able to avoid capture. It is believed that the suspects may be homeless and familiar with the area from where the robbery occurred.

 Suspect description: Black male, 30 to 35 years old, 6’00 to 6’02, 150 to 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, gold grill on bottom teeth, wore a red burgundy shirt, but removed it and had a black shirt on after the incident.

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