Surveillance Photos of Credit Card Thief Released

April 22, 2009 - Investigators in the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a wanted suspect responsible for the robbery and fraudulent use of credit cards in northwest Houston. 

Suspect 1

The suspect is described as a white male about 20 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.  He was wearing a green T-shirt, baggy blue jeans and white tennis shoes and was last seen in a dark red, early 90s Ford Tempo with chipped paint.  Surveillance photos of the suspect are attached to this news release. 

At about 10:45 p.m. on March 27, the suspect was walking in front of another male, 27, who was walking  towards a restaurant in a strip center parking lot at 7620 Katy Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 West) when the suspect suddenly turned around and pointed a pistol at the male. The suspect then demanded the victim’s wallet and got into the driver’s side rear door of the Ford Tempo and fled in an unknown direction.  The stolen credit card was reported used within an hour of the robbery at the following locations along Antoine Drive between the Katy Freeway and Highway 290. 

Chevron – 7901 Long Point
Valero -    7230 Long Point (Surveillance photo)
Citgo -      2099 Antoine
Shell -       11203 Northwest Freeway

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

Inc. #044045009

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

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