July 3, 2013 - **NOTE TIME OF NEWS AVAILABILITY WITH INVESTIGATOR**
Houston police have released surveillance video and photos of three suspects wanted in the assault and kidnapping of a female at 8800 Lake Forest Boulevard about 2 a.m. on Sunday (June 30).
The female victim, 28, suffered non life-threatening injuries and managed to escape from the suspects.
The suspects are described only as black males, 20 to 25 years old. One was not wearing a shirt, had a Cowboys flat top cap and khaki shorts. A second suspect, the driver, was wearing a gray T-shirt and black shorts. The third suspect was wearing a blue Adidas T-shirt and had a short dreadlocks hair style.
Surveillance video of the suspects is posted on the HPD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQoreIkEWo4 and surveillance photos of the males are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Jewell, M. Dillingham and E. Cisneros reported:
The victim was involved in a verbal argument with her boyfriend at a convenience store at 9430 Mesa at Tidwell. She proceeded to get into a vehicle, possibly a dark colored Lexus, with three unknown black males and was then driven around the Lakewood Subdivision. During this time, the woman was physically assaulted and a rape attempt was also made before she was able to flee on foot from the three male suspects.
Further investigation revealed the suspects and victim were seen on surveillance video at the Time Saver convenience store at the above address on Mesa.
Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
At 2 p.m. TODAY (Wednesday, July 3), a homicide investigator will be available to answer questions in this case in the Media Briefing Room in the lobby of HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.