Police search for serial robber in Pasadena area

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by Malini Basu / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:59 PM

PASADENA, Texas -- Pasadena and Deer Park Police are looking for an armed and dangerous man, and they are hoping his physical description can help identify him.

The camera lens doesn’t do justice to how large witnesses say the robber is.

“He’s a big and tall guy, about 300 pounds. His height is 6’5' and heavy,” said Syed Naqui, a store clerk.

Police say the “large man” is going around to convenient stores armed with a gun and robbing them.

“Quite large. Normally the people aren’t that big,” said Pasadena Police Dept. spokesman Vance Mitchell.

The man moves around fast. He held up the O’Reilly’s on Richey Street. Then he terrorized two Gulf gas station employees in Deer Park. The clerks are so scared that they even put up a sign inside saying, "No vault”.

“He asks for the attendant’s wallet, and he takes their personal items,“ said Mitchell.

Just a couple of days ago, the manager of the Phillips 66 gas station on Pasadena Boulevard was also robbed.

"My manager say, 'OK whatever you want it, you just take it,'" said Naqui.

His size didn’t intimidate one customer who tried to stop him.

“He try to catch him. Write down the plate, but he saw somebody behind him so he shot twice,” said Naqui.

The clerks fear they will get hurt.

“I have a family and two boys. Life comes only one time, it don’t come again. I believe God,“ said Naqui.

The suspect is described as a heavy set male between 250 - 300 pounds, wearing a ski mask, and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun. In several of these cases, the suspect was seen entering a white F-150 single cab pickup truck with a partial registration of K78 or K75.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact the Pasadena Police Department at 713-477-1221 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Also, callers may contact Detective MacGregor directly at 713-475-7891. Callers who wish to remain anonymous should contact Crime Stoppers. Any information provided by the caller to Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest of the suspect will be eligible for a cash reward up to $5,000.

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