Serial robber wanted for gas station holdups

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, 20 to 25 years old, approximately 5'9"- 5'11", weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Police released these two photos from recent robberies.

February 9, 2012 12:23:48 PM PST
A man police say is a violent robber remains on the run and investigators are asking for your help to find him. He's wanted for as many as six robberies and they are worried his crimes could escalate and become more dangerous.

Crime Stoppers is calling this case "aggravated robbery that is a capital murder waiting to happen."

On Monday, January 9, at approximately 7:45 pm, an unknown black male suspect entered the gas station located on the 11000 block of the Katy Freeway. The suspect wore a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana concealing his face. He approached the check out counter brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the register. He took the store's money, the victim's cell phone, and a pack of Newport cigarettes and fled the scene on foot. Surveillance cameras located in the parking lot recorded the suspect removing his bandana allowing his face to be seen from a distance.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, 20 to 25 years old, approximately 5'9"- 5'11", weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He's usually wearing faded blue jeans and a black bandana with white print.

The suspect is thought to have been involved in additional robberies, for a total of six aggravated robberies, many of which took place at the same gas station or at gas stations in the same vicinity.

They believe this suspect is responsible for robberies at the following locations and dates:

  • PHILLIPS 66
    November 29, 2011
    11730 Westheimer
  • Citgo
    December 4 and 11, 2011
    January 9 and February 5, 2012
    11009 Katy Freeway
  • Valero
    December 30, 2011
    11103 Katy Fwy
  • Houston Police Officer Kimberly Miller said, "He immediately goes to the counter and he wants? He says give me the money now. Give me the money right now. He's holding the gun right at them. He also will ask if there's other money. Is there money under the register, under the drawer? Do you have more money?"

    The man doesn't usually get away with much cash, but the brazen suspect has the hit the same gas station four times. Authorities are worried someone will get hurt and they want to get this man off the streets

    Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

    Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest 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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