HPD: EZ Pawn Smash-and-grab suspect quickly arrested

HOUSTON -- Houston Police Department officers nabbed a smash-and-grab robbery suspect just a few minutes after the incident.

Police said at about 3 p.m., a robber came into the shop located on Telephone Road just south of the 610 Loop, smashed a jewelry case and grabbed a couple of items. Authorities said the man was not armed and ran out on foot. He was picked up on Chaffin Street, less than half a mile from the scene.

The EZ Pawn closed down temporarily, waiting for their loss prevention people. Customers were put on hold for a bit including Julio Frias.

"Hopefully they didn't grab my stuff. Yeah I just have some glasses," Frias added, "Yeah, yeah it's crazy out here. The struggle is real. The struggle is real."

Signs indicate there is security video, but it did not deter the robber.

HPD was still looking for the stolen jewelry – maybe four pieces--- near where the suspect was arrested.

No one was hurt during the robbery.


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