Monday, July 25, 2022

Victim Robbed After Posting Ad to Sell Vehicle

The Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division are still in need of the public's assistance identifying the suspects responsible for an aggravated robbery. 

On Monday, April 4, 2022, the complainant was selling his Nissan Altima on Facebook Marketplace and was contacted by a potential buyer, who stated that he was interested in purchasing the vehicle.  The complainant stated that the potential buyer told him that he wanted to meet at a hotel parking lot, located at the 6100 block of North Freeway, in Houston, Texas. 

The complainant stated that the potential buyer showed up at the hotel at around 3:20 pm with another male in a gray Hyundai Accent. Two males then exited the Hyundai and walked towards the complainant’s car as the driver of the Hyundai pulled out of the parking space and in front of the complainant’s car. One of males got into the back seat of the complainant’s vehicle while pointing a handgun at him. The complainant attempted to drive off, but the suspect told him to stop while pressing the gun to his neck. The complainant then stopped his vehicle, and the suspects took his wallet and cell phone. The suspects then sped out of the hotel parking lot. Houston PD #442255-22 

The account used on the potential buyers Facebook page was fake and did not provide accurate information that would lead to his identity of the suspects. 

Suspect #1 described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, 5’9 to 6’1, 190 to 200 pounds, blue jeans and black hoodie. Suspect #2 described as black male, 25 to 35 years old, black jeans and black hoodie. 

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 or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.