Suspect in hotel robbery attempt caught on camera

July 20, 2011 3:40:54 PM PDT
Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help to find a suspect wanted in an aggravated robbery attempt at a northwest Harris County hotel. On Monday at around 1:15am, a man walked into the lobby of the Comfort Suites Hotel on East Louetta and approached the counter.

Investigators say the suspect asked the employee about rates, and as that employee was checking, the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded money from the register. The victim told the suspect 'no.'

The suspect reportedly turned around and realized there were several male customers in the lobby, so he fled the scene with no cash.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years of age, stands 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-9 and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds. He was seen wearing a white shirt, blue pants and a backwards baseball cap.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 tips hotline or submitted online at that leads to the identification, charging or arrest 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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