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HPD Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Suspect

August 9, 2005 -- Houston police robbery investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for at least two robberies on the city's northwest side.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20s to mid 30s, 5 feet 6 to 6 feet tall and 160 to 180 pounds.

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HPD Robbery Division Officer T. R. Veliz reported:

The two robberies occurred at local convenience stores near Hempstead and the Northwest Freeway in late April and the beginning of May 2005. In each robbery, the suspect is wearing a blue hooded sweater and uses a hammer as a weapon. In one of the robberies, the suspect swings a hammer at the store clerk grazing the clerk's thumb. The suspect demands money from the cash register. The suspect was seen getting into an older brown Buick after one of the robberies.

The suspect is responsible for the following robberies:

April 30 at about 3:10 p.m. at 11404 Northwest Freeway
May 1 at about 4:10 p.m. at 14632 Hempstead

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.