Man poses as city worker to rob mother

October 1, 2009 2:38:20 PM PDT
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division are seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect who robbed a woman and her two young children in their southwest Houston home.On Thursday, September 3 at around 9:15am, a woman answered her front door for a man dressed in a City of Houston uniform shirt. Authorities say she believed he worked for the city so she let him in her home.

The man reportedly acted as if he was testing the victim's water by filling up a glass. Officials with Crime Stoppers say he then told her more work would have to be done on the water. He left and returned a short time later with a clipboard and asked her to fill out something on the clipboard.

Officials say as the victim was doing as the suspect requested, he came up behind her, grabbed her hair and placed a gun to her head. He demanded that she give him money. He forced her and her two young children into a bedroom where he tied her up with a bed sheet and placed a pillowcase over her head. The suspect took money from her purse and some jewelry. He left the scene without hurting her or her children.

The suspect is described as a 25 to 27 year old black male. He is around 6'0" to 6'1" tall and weighs between 150 to 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

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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