HOUSTON—Houston police have released surveillance videos and photos of a suspect wanted in at least 17 robberies of businesses in the west and north areas of the city since August.
The suspect is described only as a black male, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He had a full beard and mustache. In most incidents, he left the scene and was seen getting into a black, two-door Fiat. Surveillance videos of the suspect in two of the incidents are posted on the HPD YouTube channel. Photos of the suspect are attached to this news release.
According to HPD, the suspect mostly targets service stations such as Valero, Conoco, Super K, Shell and Texaco. He wears sunglasses and a baseball cap or hoodie and enters the store posing as a customer. In a few of the robberies, he brings a drink to the counter. Once at the counter, the suspect pulls out a black semiautomatic weapon and robs the employees of money from the register and cigarettes.
He is believed responsible for committing the following robberies:
- 9342 Westview – Conoco - on Aug. 10, 23 and Sept. 2
- 9343 Clay Rd. - Texaco - on Aug. 20
- 9235 Clay Rd. - Super K - on Sept. 1
- 12297 Beechnut - Texaco - on Sept. 5
- 6450 W. 43rd - Valero - on Sept. 22
- 15121 Memorial - Smart Food Stop - on Sept. 27
- 934 N. Wilcrest - Sunny Food Store - on Oct. 5
- 11110 Westheimer – Shell - on Oct. 5
- 11038 Westheimer – Walgreens - on Oct. 11
- 13155 Katy - Valero - on Oct. 29, Nov. 3, Dec. 6
- 5415 Kirby - Valero - on Nov. 2
- 2600 Kirkwood – Payless - on Nov. 6
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect and/or his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.