POLICE Department


The Robbery Division conducts investigations concerning all robbery offenses, as well as theft from person and extortion cases. These activities may be in the form of initial, follow‐up, or proactive investigations. Major activities include identifying and apprehending suspects, interrogating offenders, conducting line‐ups, filing charges, preparing cases for prosecution, and testifying in court. The Robbery Division also coordinates investigations with other local, state, and federal agencies.

The division’s units include:
Administrative, which includes the contact and pending case squads, in addition to maintaining the division’s case management system;
Generalist Investigative Squads, which are housed at police stations;
Bank Squad, which supports the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force; and
Violent Offender Squad, which investigates the most violent and serial cases.


  1. A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft and with the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he:
    1. intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or intentional
    2. or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
  2. An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.


  1. A person commits an offense if he commits robbery and he:
    1. causes serious bodily injury to another;
    2. uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
    3. causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
      1. 65 years of age or older; or
      2. a disabled person.
  2. An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.
  3. In this section, “disabled person” means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm.

Theft From Person

  1. A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of the property.
    1. A state jail felony if:
      1. regardless of value, the property is stolen from the person of another or from a human corpse or grave

Note: Capital Murder -- A person commits an offense if the person commits murder in the course of committing or attempting to commit robbery. This is punishable by the death penalty.

Robbery Division
HPD Headquarters
1200 Travis
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-0700