Robbers target taco vendors

May 19, 2008 10:48:24 AM PDT
Detectives are looking for two suspects they believe are responsible for a string of robberies of taco vendors.On Thursday, at about 1:45pm, two men held up a taco vendor at gunpoint on Dillon Creek Lane. The vendor was parked near a construction area.

One of the suspects pulled a revolver out from under his shirt and demanded money, jewelry and cell phones from two female victims. The second suspect took off in an unknown direction, but the armed suspect ordered the victims to drive him to a location near Gaston Road and Fry Road. The armed man took off, leaving the victims unharmed.

The first man is described as a tall, long-faced, light -skinned Hispanic male with short brown hair. He is approximately 20 to 23 years of age, 5' 8" to 5' 10" and weighing 130 to 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green shirt. He spoke Spanish with a Mexican accent.

The second suspect is desccribed as a round-faced Hispanic male, with a dark complexion, and long dark hair that was tucked under a dark cap. He was approximately 28 to 30 years of age, 5' 8" to 5' 10" tall, and weighs about 160 pounds. He was seen wearing a short-sleeved blue shirt and blue jean pants. He spoke Spanish with a Mexican accent.

Detectives believe these suspects are related to additional taco vendor robberies in the area going back to mid-February 2008.

If you have any information on the identification of these suspects or the circumstances surrounding this incident, you're asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 281-341-4665.

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