HPD Arrests Two Serial Robbers Targeting Businesses Citywide

December 19, 2008 - Houston police robbery investigators and officers in the Northeast Patrol Division Tactical Unit have arrested two suspects believed responsible for as many as 23 robberies of businesses throughout the city in the last three months.

The suspects are identified as Jeffery Dawayne Busby (b/m, DOB: 7-20-83) and Andrew Lee Bruner (b/m, DOB: 12-28-67).  Each is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.  Busby is charged in the 184th State District Court and Bruner in the 178th State District Court.

HPD Robbery Division Sergeant R. Pinkerton reported:

The suspects entered convenience stores, adult video stores and smoke shops throughout the city and robbed employees and customers at gunpoint of money and personal items.  Investigators were able to connect the same suspect descriptions to as many as 23 robberies that happened between September 28 and this past Tuesday (Dec. 16).

Further investigation led officers to the suspects’ residence at 2217 Russell where both males were arrested on Wednesday night (Dec. 17) without incident.  In addition to locating three vehicles believed involved in the robberies, investigators also seized the two guns used in the robberies as well as narcotics, numerous cellular phones, drivers’ licenses and credit cards.

Investigators ask any victims who have yet to contact them regarding stolen items to call the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700.

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

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