Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspects responsible for a series of aggravated robberies.
On Saturday, December 8th, 2018, at approximately 9:00 pm, the complainant was walking with her sons on their residential street at the 200 block of E. 12th street on the sidewalk. A dark colored SUV pulled up next to them and a black male exited the passenger seat and approached the complainant stating that he was going to kill her if she didn’t give him her handbag while pointing a black small revolver toward her face. At first, the complainant refused to give up her purse, however the suspect forcefully grabbed it and was able to overpower it from her. The suspect then jumped back into the waiting SUV and sped off from the location. HPD case #1547691-18
On Saturday, December 8th, 2018, at approximately 9:30 pm, the complainants had just walked out of the CVS located at 1003 Richmond Avenue. The complainants were walking southbound toward Montrose Boulevard and walked past a black SUV that was parked on the east side of CVS. The complainants stated after they walked past the SUV, a black male got out of the vehicle and approached them from behind. The complainant stated that when she turned around, the male was pointing a black handgun at her and demanding that she give him her purse. The complainant stated the male then grabbed her purse, which had the straps wrapped around her wrist. The complainant and the suspect wrestled over the purse and in doing so, the suspect and complainant fell to the ground, where she hit her head on the pavement. The suspect eventually stood up and stole the complainant’s purse. The suspect then pointed his handgun at the other complainant and demanded her purse but he did not get it as they were starting to draw attention to themselves. The suspect jumped back into the black suv and then sped off. HPD case #1548011-18
The suspects committed two additional robberies which were reported by the UTMB Police Department.
The Complainant stated that on Friday, December 7th at approximately 6:30 am, she was walking on the sidewalk at 1700 S. Braeswood. An unknown black male approached her and forcibly took her purse by cutting her purse strap with a knife. The complainant stated the suspect told her that if she did not give up her purse, he was going to shoot her. The suspect then ran towards an awaiting dark colored SUV and fled the scene. UTMB case #2018-1207-001
The first was at a bus stop at the 6800 block of Bertner at 11:19 pm. The complainant in that case, a medical doctor from MD Anderson, stated he observed a black SUV pull up to the stop sign, but did not pay any attention to it. The complainant stated he then felt an unknown object strike him on the back of his neck and a male attempting to take his back pack off of his back. The suspect then struck him multiple times on the head and nose with a semi-automatic handgun. A brief struggle ensued and the suspect demanded the complainant’s money and threatened to shoot him. The suspect eventually gave up and ran back to the waiting vehicle. UTMB Police case #2018-1208-004
Suspect description: Suspect #1: Black male, approximately 6ft tall, wearing all black with a black beanie (cold weather, light weight material covering head).
Suspect #2: Black male, driver of vehicle.
Vehicle: Dark colored SUV
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