Deputies: Teen confesses to 4 robberies

Harol Estiven Mejia, 18, faces one charge of aggravated robbery.

October 13, 2011 10:47:49 AM PDT
Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies say they have arrested a teenager who has confessed to four aggravated robberies in the Highway 6/Bissonnet area the past two weeks.

Harol Estiven Mejia, 18, faces one charge of aggravated robbery and is in the Fort Bend County Jail. No bond has been set.

Deputies say they responded to the latest robbery at about 1pm Wednesday at the Sunrise Super Store at 16303 Bellaire near the Mission Bend South subdivision. The store clerk said an Hispanic male, estimated to be in his late teens or early 20s and wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and a gray beanie hat, entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded cash.

After receiving the money, deputies say the suspect was last seen walking toward Bellaire Boulevard and then north on Paseo Del Sol.

Based on photos and videos from three previous aggravated robberies, detectives developed information leading to the suspect's identification and home address.

The detective working the Sunrise Super Store robbery asked that a deputy go to the suspect's known address, which was close to the Bellaire store. At that address, the deputy observed a vehicle sitting in the driveway, and in plain sight inside the vehicle was a gray-colored beanie cap.

The detective at the store and the store clerk reviewed the surveillance video at the store and the vehicle matching the description at the suspect's residence was spotted on the videotape.

Soon thereafter, the suspect walked to his residence and was taken into custody.

According to deputies, the clerk from the Sunrise Super Store later identified Mejia as the suspect who robbed his store.

Deputies say Mejia later confessed to the Sunrise Super Store robbery as well as robberies at a Walgreens in the 9600 block of Highway 6 South on Oct. 6; the Delis Beauty Salon in the 15100 block of Bissonnet; and the Cricket cellular phone store on Highway 6 South on Oct. 4.

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