HPD Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Suspect

June 26, 2007 - Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed responsible for several robberies in the 5600 block of Almeda Road.

In the past two years, there have been five robberies in the South Central area that may be related. Four of the incidents have occurred at the same business, the Americash located in the 5600 block of Almeda Road. The male suspect was recognized by one of the witnesses in a surveillance video shown on a local news story of an aggravated robbery at 5115 Main.

The suspect is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches in height and weighing about 220 lbs. and typically uses a weapon during the robberies. He takes customers or employees that are outside of the protected area hostage while making his demands. He has been seen driving a green mini-van with damage to the passenger side door and a white four-door car, possibly a Toyota Camry. In the robbery on Almeda Road on May 9, the suspect used a sledgehammer to gain access to the protected area.

The robberies occurred at the following locations and times:

169268105 5600 Almeda Road on November 7, 2005
121885106 5600 Almeda Road on August 7, 2006
194252706 5600 Almeda Road on December 18, 2006
001704607 5115 Main Street on January 4, 2007
067699007 5600 Almeda Road on May 9, 2007

Surveillance images of the incident at 5115 Main are attached:

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

VHS/MES 6-26-07

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