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Police release photo of man suspected in Kingwood robberies

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 6:20 PM

HOUSTON -- Houston police on Monday released a surveillance photo of one of two men believed to be involved in a pair of armed robberies in the Kingwood area.

“I think a lot of people should recognize these men and try to catch them because we’re all paranoid and worried about getting robbed,” said Tera Medeski.

Medeski bought pepper spray because she works close to Russo’s New York Pizzeria in Kingwood Town Center, where armed men robbed someone sitting night of Sept. 19.

According to HPD, two young males approached a 28-year-old man who was using his computer outside. The suspects, one of whom was armed with a pistol, demanded the man hand over his laptop and wallet. One of the suspects was later caught on camera trying to use the victim’s credit card at an ATM at a Chase Bank on Atascocita Road. Another photo showed the suspects’ car, which was described as a gray or silver four-door sedan, possibly a Honda Accord.

Within 24 hours, the bank released the surveillance photos to police.

“We’re lucky they worked it this way because it gave us some photos of the suspects,” said Captain Matthew May, HPD.

A second robbery occurred outside the McDonald’s at 4406 Kingwood Drive about 10:40 p.m. on Sept. 25. Two suspects of the same description robbed a man and two women at gunpoint as they were sitting on the tailgate of a truck in the parking lot.

“We shop here a lot, but since this happened, we’ve kind of laid low, you know,” said Vernon, who works nearby. But police are not. They are out patrolling in full force, fearing what could be next.

No injuries were reported in either robbery.

Police are out patrolling in full force, fearing what could be next.

“Our next concern is someone may become injured in the future,” Capt. Matthew May said.

The suspects were described only as two black males in their late teens or 20s with slim builds. They were wearing hoodies to conceal their faces, police said.

Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects is urged to contact the Kingwood Patrol Station at 281-913-4500 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

“I hope they catch them. I hope they do. It’s not good and with the holidays coming up, we need them off the streets,” said Jessica Hinojosa.

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