Beer heist turns into terrifying ordeal

September 4, 2009 9:31:46 AM PDT
A beer heist at a west Harris County drug store turned into a terrifying ordeal for an employee there. And now police need your help to find three suspects. Back on August 22, two Hispanic males approached the front of a CVS located at 1616 South Mason Road. Police say as one of the suspects stood at the front of the store on a cell phone, the other suspect grabbed a 12-pack of beer and left the store without paying.

The store clerk followed the suspects and told them to stop. That's when investigators say one suspect then told the other suspect to shoot the clerk. The suspect who had the beer produced a pistol, but didn't fire it.

The suspects got into a blue van and took off. A witness in the parking lot got the license plate of the van.

The suspect who stole the beer and produced the pistol is a 20 to 24 year old Hispanic Male. He is around 5'10" and weighs between 160 to 170 pounds. He has short dark hair and was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The suspect who hung around the front door is a 16 to 18 year old Hispanic male around 5'7" to 5'9" tall with a skinny build. He also had short dark hair and was wearing a white shirt with long dark shorts and white shoes. The suspect driving the get away van appeared to be a heavy set Hispanic male in his 30's. Cameras captured the suspects entering and leaving the store and attached is video and a photo of one of the suspects.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tips hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the identification, arrest and/or charging of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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