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HPD Releases Composite of Wanted Robbery Suspect

December 5, 2005 -- Houston police have released a new composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the aggravated robbery of a 73-year-old woman that occurred at 3510 Ella on January 29, 2005 around 3:40 p.m.

HPD Robbery investigators reported that the victim was in a local grocery store parking lot located at 3510 Ella when she was confronted by a suspect who knocked her to the ground and jerked her purse away from her. The suspect fled on foot around the side of the store and got into a red Ford Escort driven by a second suspect. The victim suffered a broken shoulder and facial injuries.

Later that same evening, that same suspect was captured on surveillance video in the company of two woman attempting to use one of the stolen credit cards at a Sam's Wholesale located at 13400 East Freeway.

The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, 5'9" to 6' tall between 18 to 20 years old weighing between 160 to 170 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the two women in the surveillance video are asked to contact Officer Jimmy Taylor at the Houston Police Department Robbery Division, 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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