Surveillance Photo of Suspect Wanted in Northeast Robberies Released

October 26, 2007 - Investigators with the Houston Police Department Robbery Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect wanted in an incident at the Family Dollar store at 9201 Wayside on August 19, 2007 about 12:25 p.m.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 35 to 40 years of age, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a large build (approximately 200 to 220 pounds). He wears a cap and sunglasses and has a mustache. A surveillance photo of the wanted suspect is attached to this news release.

HPD Robbery Division Sergeant J. Rivera reported:

On August 19, 2007, the suspect entered the Family dollar and after a short time, approached the counter as if to purchase an item. The suspect threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was seen leaving the store on foot.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for a series of business robberies in the northeast area of Houston. He has targeted dollar stores, CVS Pharmacies, Subways and Payless Shoe stores throughout Northeast Houston.

Friday, July 13 at 9:10 a.m Family Dollar at 9911 Homestead 103426607
Friday, August 10 at 4:55 p.m. Baskin Robbins at 58 E Crosstimbers 118088607
Saturday, August 11 at 12:14 p.m. Family Dollar at 7501 Homestead Road 118500907
Monday, August 13 at 6:38 p.m. Payless Shoes at 9405 Jensen 119663307
Wednesday, August 15 at 4 p.m. CVS Pharmacy at 3400 Tidwell 120608207
Wednesday, August 15 at 4:29 p.m. Subway at 3804 West Little York 120618007
Friday, August 17 at 5:20 p.m. Family Dollar at 11240 Homestead Road 121691007
Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m. Dollar General at 10925 Homestead Road 122026307
Saturday, August 18 at 5 p.m. Family Dollar at 7600 Jensen 122205107
Sunday, August 19 at 12:25 p.m. Family Dollar at 9201 North Wayside 122608507
Sunday, August 19 at 8:10 p.m. Subway at 2920 Tidwell Road 122778407
Monday, August 20 at 3:30 p.m. Family Dollar at 9911 Homestead Road 123153707
Tuesday, August 28 at 2:38 p.m. Family Dollar at 9201 North Wayside 127177507

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

JGA/NJM 10-26-07

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