Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Suspect Identity Sought in Early Morning Robbery

On Thursday, May 2, 2024 at around 4:30 am, an unknown male entered a convenience store after shattering the front glass door with a rock, at the 5400 block of Telephone Road, in Houston, Texas. The suspect jumped the counter while demanding the money from the cash register. The clerk complied with the suspect and opened the cash register. The suspect removed the money from the cash drawer and then assaulted the store clerk by punching him numerous times in the face. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. Houston PD #628479-24 

Suspect description: Black male, black shirt, black shorts, and wore sandals. 

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.

 The Houston Police Department Robbery Division would like to offer the following robbery prevention tips for businesses: 

1.    Employees and employers should always remain alert and observant. Things to watch for:

·         Suspicious persons or vehicles around the business, especially at opening and closing time.

·         Suspicious or unusual behavior from customers.

·         Do not try to be a hero. Take no action that would jeopardize your own safety.

·         MAKE MENTAL NOTES -- Make a mental note of the robber's race, age, height sex, clothing, complexion, color of hair and eyes, etc. Note anything unusual about the robber, such as scars or tattoos. 

2.    Always have a plan. Have regular safety meetings to develop and discuss your "plan". Some of the elements of a good plan could include the following: 

·         Follow the robber's directions, but do not volunteer more than he asks for. Advise the robber of any unusual moves you must make and assure him you will cooperate. If possible, activate the alarm only if you can do so safely without detection.

·         Keep cash at a minimum, and post notices in the doorway of this fact.

·         Mark the edge of the main doorway with measuring tape. This will help in obtaining a more accurate height of the suspects.