Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Suspect Steals Customers Car in Repair Shop Robbery

The Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division needs the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an aggravated robbery.   

On Friday, January 14, 2022 at around 7:45 am, the complainant, a mechanic, was working at an auto repair shop, located at the 100 block of E. 11th, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that he observed an unknown male walk up to one of the cars that was being repaired, a red Cadillac CTS, which was parked in front of the garage with its hood up. The male then got into the driver’s seat, so the complainant walked over to the vehicle in order to investigate. As the complainant approached the vehicle, he heard the engine start and yelled at the suspect to get out of the vehicle. The complainant then reached into the vehicle in order to turn it off, at which time, the suspect punched the complainant in the face. The suspect then backed up while the hood was still up and ran over the complainant’s foot, causing it to break. The suspect then sped off, also striking the building next door. Houston PD #58594-22 

Although the incident was not caught on video, just prior to the incident, the suspect was captured on video at a nearby convenience store. 

The victim’s truck was recovered on January 21 at the 5800 block of Hollister.

 Please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston DIRECTLY if you have any information related to this investigation. Information leading to the charging and/or arrest of any felony suspects may result in a cash payment up to $5,000. Tipsters MUST contact Crime Stoppers DIRECTLY to remain anonymous and to be considered for a cash payment by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting an online tip at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.