Business owner robbed by badge-toting suspects

Shortly after the robbery two Hispanic males and a Hispanic female were caught on a surveillance camera at a grocery store using one of the victim's credit cards

February 9, 2010 9:36:46 AM PST
Crime Stoppers and investigators with the Houston Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying three suspects who robbed and severely injured a victim during the holiday season. On Wednesday, December 2 at around noon, a businessman was leaving one of his businesses in the 8200 block of Long Point when he was reportedly approached by three Hispanic males. According to Crime Stoppers, they identified themselves as police officers, with one displaying a gold badge.

The men told the victim they needed to ask him some questions, so they escorted him to a gray midsize car and told him to get in. Once in the car, two of the suspects pulled out guns and told him they were not police officers but they were going to rob him. They drove him to another one of his businesses and forced him to the front door at gunpoint.

When the victim opened the door of the building the alarm went off and startled the suspects. The victim took that opportunity to run from them but he did not get very far before he was caught and beaten by them. He suffered extensive head injuries as a result of the assault. The suspects took the victim's wallet, credit cards and cell phone.

Shortly after the robbery two Hispanic males and a Hispanic female were caught on a surveillance camera at a grocery store using one of the victim's credit cards.

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, charging or arrest of the any of the suspects 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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