HPD Seeks Public's Assistance in Robbery Investigation
February 22, 2006 -- The Houston
Police Department is assisting the Shreveport Police Department
in the investigation of a jewelry store robbery occurring in that
city on February 1, 2006. Houston Police have arrested 3 suspects
that have been
charged with "Simple Robbery" in Shreveport. The suspects,
all Houston residents, are from the same neighborhood in northeast
Houston. At this time no watches have been recovered.
The investigation also has revealed that these
suspects may also be involved in at least three jewelry store
robberies in Houston during January 2006 and other cities along
US 59 North (Lufkin and Longview). The Houston cases, as well
as the others listed, are still under investigation.
The Houston Police Department and the Shreveport,
Louisiana Police Department is asking for information regarding
additional suspects, as well as information leading to the recovery
of high-end watches taken during these robberies.
Arrested in Houston and currently charged in
Shreveport, Louisana are:
Ruthie L. McBride B/F
4 / 27 / 74
George Becks B/M 11 /
09 / 74
Edwin Donta Burks B/M
03 / 22 / 73
Anyone with information regarding additional
suspects or other crimes these suspects may have committed should
call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or Shreveport Crime
Stoppers at 318-673-7373. Information regarding the location of
any watches or jewelry stolen in these incidents should be directed
to the Houston Police Department, Robbery Division, at 713-308-0700.
Photos of the arrested / charged suspects are
Case # 177536-06
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.