Monday, March 20, 2023

Michael Coates Wanted in Residential Garage Robbery


The Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division needs the public's assistance in locating Michael Coates, 20, who is currently wanted for aggravated robbery (elderly). 

On Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2:50 pm, an elderly (72-year-old) female complainant was in her residential garage at the 10200 block of Briar Forest, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that she had just opened the garage door and was in the process of putting something in her truck when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect, who was pointing a handgun at her while demanding her car keys. The female complainant began to scream, resulting in her elderly (75-year-old) husband to open the front door in order to investigate. The suspect then directed his attention towards the male complainant, pointed the gun at him, and demanded their car keys. The suspect briefly followed the male complainant into the house, took the keys to their four-door BMW sedan, and then drove away in their vehicle. Houston PD #209326-23 

The victims black four-door BMW sedan was located the next day, unoccupied, on a residential street, next to an apartment complex, at 5401 Rampart, in Southwest Houston. 


After video of incident was released, Detectives with the Houston Police Robbery Division received a tip, subsequently resulting in charges of aggravated robbery of an elderly person being filed on Michael Coates, 20, through the Harris County District Attorney’s office. 

The charge information is as follows: 

Wanted: Michael Coates, 20 years old. Charge: Aggravated robbery - elderly.  Cause: 1810297.  Court: 185th DC.  DOW: 3/8/2023