On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 11:00 pm, three unknown males, armed with weapons and wearing masks in an attempt to conceal their identities, entered the Smoke and Vape Store, located at 3016 Canal Street, in Houston, Texas. One of the suspects escorted the employee to the back office and forced him to the ground. All of the suspects then took their time in the store and began to fill their bags with a variety of items throughout the store. The suspect also removed the money from the cash drawers. The suspects then fled the location in an unknown direction. Houston PD #400867-20
Suspect descriptions: Black male, 18 to 25 years old, 6’0, 170 to 180 pounds, gray hoodie and blue jeans. Wore surgical blue and white mask.
Suspect #2: Black male, 18 to 25 years old, 6’2, 170 to 180 pounds, black hoodie and white pants. Wore surgical blue and white mask.
Suspect #3: Black male, 18 to 25 years old, 5’8, dark blue hoodie, black shorts and red shoes. Wore surgical blue and white mask.
On Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3:38 am, the complainant had just parked her vehicle across the street from her residence at the 1700 block of Dart Street, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that she exited her vehicle and began walking across the street when an unknown male suddenly approached her. The male immediately wrapped his arm around her neck while applying a sharp object (possibly a knife) against her throat. The complaint was then forced to the ground as the suspect grabbed her purse and cell phone. The suspect ran west on Dart Street as she lost sight of him. Houston PD #243844-20
Suspect description: Unknown race male, 5’4 to 5’6 and gray hoodie.
On Monday, January 28, 2019, the victim had listed his iPhone for sale on his Snap Chat account and was contacted by a male named ‘Ace,’ who stated that he wanted to buy the phone. The complainant met with ‘Ace” and two other unknown males at the Harris Community college campus located at Labranch and Holman. The males gave the complainant a ride to his apartment complex located at 200 block of West Gray. The complainant then went to his apartment while the males waited for him to get the phone. When the complainant returned, two of the suspects pointed handguns at him and demanded his property. The complainant complied and the suspects then fled the location in a light blue Toyota Corolla. HPD case #120262-19
Detectives have exhausted all leads in this case and the identity of the males is still unknown.
Suspect descriptions: #1: Black male, early 20’s, thin build, went by ‘Ace.’
#2: Black male, early 20’s, black coat and blue pants.
#3: Black male, early 20’s, thin build.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm, the complainant was withdrawing money from an ATM inside a Chevron, located at 3500 Elgin St., in Houston, Texas. When the complainant was done, he walked out of the store and began walking along Elgin. The complainant stated that an unknown male approached him from behind and began punching him with a closed fist in the back, face and head. The suspect then picked up a rock and began to strike the complainant with it. The suspect then took the complainants cell phone and fled the scene. Note: the victim stated that he recognized the suspect as the male that was standing next to him while he was at the ATM machine. HPD case #449210-19
Suspect description: Black male, 35 to 45 years old, 6’00, white shirt with stripes.
On Monday, December 24, 2018 at 9:15 pm, an unknown white male entered the Upscale Cleaners, located at 2450 Louisiana, in Houston, Texas. The male was holding a suit in one hand while holding a handgun in his right hand. The suspect pointed the weapon at the employee and demanded the money from the cash register. The employee complied with the suspect and opened the register, at which time the suspect removed the money from the drawer. The suspect then placed his gun on the counter and began looking for more money in the cash drawer. The male then forced the employee to the bathroom in the back of the business and fled the location in an unknown direction. HPD case #1616883-18
The same male then returned to the Upscale Cleaners on January 15, 2019 at 11:33 am and committed a second robbery. The male walked into the business and pulled out a handgun. The complainant stated that the suspect recognized her from the last robbery and he told her "you already know what this is, so open the cash register." The complainant complied with the suspect and opened the register. Once the suspect had the money, he escorted the employee to the bathroom in the back of the business and fled the location. HPD case #91814-19
Suspect description: White male, 45 to 50 years old, 5’5 to 5’7, dark coat, black hoodie and black pants.
On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8:50 pm, the complainant was sitting inside his vehicle about to head home from work at 3201 Graustark, in Houston, Texas.
The complainant stated that a male with a dark colored hoodie approached her driver’s side window and tapped on it with a black pistol. The male pointed the gun at her and demanded that she get out of the vehicle. A second male then opened the passenger door and got into the passenger seat. The complainant then jumped out of the driver’s seat as the first male then got into the vehicle and sped off. HPD case #21296-19
Two days later, officers located the victim’s vehicle at 2300 Francis Street. A witness approached officers and informed them that on they had seen a male attempting to put air in the tire at the Gulf gas station at 3305 Emancipation Street. Video surveillance captured the suspect from the gas station.
Suspect description: Suspect #1: Black male, 25 to 30 years old
Suspect #2: Black male, 25 to 30 years old
On Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm, the complainant was running along a trail at the 1700 block of Elgin, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that as he was running, he approached two unknown black males, who intentionally blocked his path on the trail. One of the males hit the complainant with a closed fist while demanding money from him. While this was happening, a second suspect was filming the incident with his phone. The complainant informed the males that he was calling the police, at which time the suspects began to walk away. The victim took pictures of the suspects with his phone as they walked away. HPD case #1610071-18
Suspect description: Suspect #1: Black male, late teens, 5’7 to 5’8, 140 pounds, small build, black hair, medium complexion, white tank top and black pants.Suspect #2: Black male, late teens, 5’6, 140 pounds, black hair, medium complexion, red shirt and black pants.
On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 2:05 pm, the complainant, who was working as a parking lot attendant between lot B and C at Minute Made Park, located at the 2000 block of Preston, in Houston, Texas. The complainant was approached by an unknown black male on a bicycle, who pointed a handgun at her and demanded her money. The complainant first resisted and told the suspect no, at which time the suspect stated that it wasn’t worth losing her life over money. The complainant, in fear of being shot by the suspect, then complied and handed over the cash. Witnesses heard a second male refer to the suspect as “Rice” or something similar right after the robbery had occurred. The suspect also crashed his bike and left it at the scene and then ran towards Navigation and Canal Street. HPD case #1100400-18
Note: The Houston Astros employee off-duty police officers at and around the park during games, resulting in the arrival of several officers within minutes of the robbery, but the suspects were able to avoid capture. It is believed that the suspects may be homeless and familiar with the area from where the robbery occurred.
Suspect description: Black male, 30 to 35 years old, 6’00 to 6’02, 150 to 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, gold grill on bottom teeth, wore a red burgundy shirt, but removed it and had a black shirt on after the incident.