Friday, June 14, 2019

Car-Jacking Suspect Gets Away as Citizen Tries to Help

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

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:36 a.m., the complainant was standing outside of her vehicle in a parking lot at 715 W. Mount Houston, in Houston, Texas. At the same time, two unknown males in a vehicle pulled into the parking lot. One of the males exited the vehicle and entered the complainant’s driver’s seat in an attempt to steal the vehicle while her two children were still inside it. The complainant yelled at the suspect and was quickly assisted by several witnesses, who were injured as the suspect was trying to drive away in the complainant’s vehicle. Eventually, the suspect was pulled out of the driver’s seat of the complainant’s vehicle. The witnesses then attempted to detain the suspect and a struggle ensued.

At the same time, an independent witness had pulled his vehicle into the parking lot in order to use his GPS. The witness then sees a group of individuals fighting with a male and attempts to assist the male (suspect) believing that he is helping. The witnesses then turned their attention to the independent witness and start assaulting him believing that he is the second suspect. Meanwhile, the suspect who attempted to steal the car gets away and gets back into the suspect vehicle with an unknown driver and they flee the scene.   

The Robbery Division is seeking the identity of the suspects that attempted to steal the complainant’s vehicle while her two children were inside. Because of the incident, several of the individuals that assisted in detaining the suspect(s) were injured as the suspect was trying to flee the scene in the complainant’s vehicle. HPD case #624652-19

Suspect's description: suspect #1: Black male, white shirt and hat. Suspect #2: (driver) Black male, gray shirt and dreadlocks.

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