March 22, 2012 - ***NOTE TIME AND LOCATION OF INVESTIGATOR AVAILABILITY***
Investigators in the Houston Police Department Robbery Division today (March 22) released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in at least four robberies of businesses in Houston since late January.
The suspect is described only as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 25 years of age with tattoos on his arms and upper back. He is believed to be driving a grey or brown Toyota Tundra pickup truck.
Surveillance video of the suspect can be viewed on the HPD YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/eLr_l2uyowE.
The incidents occurred on the following dates and locations:
- January 27 at 3:25 p.m. - Sports Authority - 10225 Katy Freeway
- January 28 at 10:30 p.m. - Walgreens - 8089 Westheimer
- January 28 at 11:35 p.m. - Valero - 7100 Bellaire (surveillance video)
- January 30 at 5:45 a.m. - Timewise - 11101 South Sam Houston Parkway
In each incident, the suspect entered the store and brought an item to the counter as if he was making apurchase. Once the cashier rang up the item and the register was opened, the suspect reached over and took the money from the cash register. In many of the cases, the suspect has threatened to have a gun and then fled in a Toyota truck. He is believed to be linked to as many as eight robberies in the Houston area.
Anyone with information in these cases or on the identity of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
At 10 a.m. TODAY (Friday, March 22), an investigator in the Robbery Division will be available to answer questions regarding this investigation at the HPD Westside Patrol Station, 3203 South Dairy Ashford.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.