HOUSTON — Police were hoping newly released surveillance video could help lead to the capture of some armed robbers who’ve been terrorizing businesses on Houston’s north side.
Police said the men usually wear masks and point guns at workers and customers as they demand money. Investigators think the suspects have struck close to 30 times since late November.
So far, no one has been hurt, but detectives from HPD’S robbery division worried things could escalate.
“Unfortunately, when people come in with guns, accidents do happen,” HPD Det. Ken Nealy said. “And we don’t want anyone to be involved by these thugs.”
Nealy said, although the men have been good at covering their tracks, they are starting to make mistakes that he hoped would lead to an arrest.
In one robbery, one of the suspects removed his bandana revealing his face before living the store.
They are believed to have used a black four-door sedan as a getaway car.
The photo was taken during a robbery at 2655 Tidwell on Dec. 23.
The suspects are believed to have robbed the following businesses:
7303 Breen - Boost Mobile on Nov. 23
6100 W. Tidwell – Metro Mart on Dec. 6
6923 Antoine – EJ Beauty Supply on Dec. 6
5426 Antoine – Timmy Chans on Dec. 8
6002 Antoine – Beauty Empire on Dec. 10
6505 Antoine – Shrimp Island on Dec. 10
8011 Antoine – Church’s Chicken on Dec. 10
6436 Antoine – Taco Bell on Dec. 15
1420 Gulf Bank - Dollar General on Dec. 15
200 Aldine Bender - Subway on Dec. 15
5744 W. Little York – Subway on Dec. 18
6405 Antoine – Shrimp Island on Dec. 18
5558 Antoine – Ralston Liquor on Dec. 19
7702 W. Montgomery – Chick and Chung on Dec. 19
6060 Oak Bay -
611 W. Little York – Kentucky Fried Chicken on Dec. 21
6923 Antoine – EJ Beauty Supply on Dec. 21
933 Pinemont - Strip Center /Business Park
5323 Antoine – Subway on Dec. 22
7502 N. Shepherd – Jack in the Box on Dec. 22
6301 North Freeway – McDonald’s on Dec. 22
100 East Crosstimbers – McDonald’s on Dec. 22
2655 Tidwell - O’Reilly Auto Parts on Dec. 23
703 Little York - Dairy Queen on Dec. 23
2218 Little York - Jack in the Box on Dec. 23
5760 Little York - Sun Shop Beauty Supply on Dec. 26
7028 Antoine - Metro PCS on Dec. 26
7728 Lockwood - Dollar General on Dec. 29
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect in the surveillance photo or on all three suspects is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.