Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police
Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the
suspect responsible for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
On Friday, March 13, 2020 at 9:40 am, an
unknown male entered the Rent-A-Center, located at 6800 Monroe, in Houston,
Texas. The male entered the store and walked directly to the cash registers and
up to an employee. The male then reached his hand towards his waistband while
looking through the drawers for money, at which time the employee backed off,
thinking that he might be armed. The suspect then grabbed the money from the
cash drawer and ran out of the business. When the suspect passed through the
door on his way out, he was confronted by another employee, who tried to detain
the suspect. The suspect and employee then got into a scuffle and as the
employee tried to get his phone out to call the police, the suspect pulled out
a handgun and shot at the employee multiple times, striking him twice in the
armpit, once in his right chest and once in his arm. The suspect then got up
and casually walked away. Although the shooting incident was not captured on
camera, surveillance cameras at a nearby meat market captured the suspect as he
pulled down his mask. The employee did survive the injuries. Houston PD case #347940-20
Suspect description: Black male, 5’8 to
5’9, 170 to 180 pounds, black pants and black hoodie.
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