Robbery caught on surveillance video

June 5, 2009 9:59:00 AM PDT
Police are releasing surveillance video of a robber they want to get off the streets. The man is accused of terrorizing workers at a west Houston gas station. No one was hurt during that robbery last month, but police fear the next victim won't be as lucky.

It was on May 7 when the suspect robbed a Valero gas station on Longpoint around 10:30pm. Investigators say the suspect fired as soon as he walked into the store and as he was leaving. The robbery squad of the Houston Police Department westside division fears he will become more brazen and dangerous if he is not caught soon.

"Most suspects who come into a business like that just brandish the weapon. They don't fire it upon entering ," said Officer Catherine Richards with the Houston Police Department. "And he made it obvious he wanted to make his presence known, that he was dangerous and that he would do whatever it took to get the money."

The suspect was partially covered in the surveillance video. Authorities are working on a getting a closer image of his face. They plan to release that tighter image later today.

If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to call Houston police.

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