Two dollar stores robbed in north Harris County

March 27, 2012 2:20:12 PM PDT
Detectives are asking for the public's help in their investigations of two separate robberies at dollar stores in north Harris County.

The first robbery happened around 8:55pm on March 19 at a dollar store in the 22700 block of Cypresswood Drive. The suspect entered the store, picked up a basket, then approached an employee and pulled out a gun. He stuck the gun in the employee's back and led him to the register area and stole some cash. The suspect then ordered the employee to the store's back office in search of more money.

The suspect took the money and stole one of the employee's state IDs before fleeing through a back exit.

This suspect is described as a black man who is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and between 170 and 180 pounds. He has distinctive cursive tattooing on his neck and was wearing a white shirt, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a ski mask over his face.

In a separate incident on Wednesday morning, two suspects robbed the employees of a dollar store near the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.

The suspects entered the store wielding hand guns. The first suspect pointed a gun toward a victim and demanded cash from the register. He then ordered the victim to open a store safe, which he cleared of cash. The suspects worked through the store stealing valuables and cash before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

The first suspect is described as a black male with medium build. He was wearing a gray and white hunting cap, a long-sleeve white T-shirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes.

The second suspect is described as a black male who is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a long-sleeve white T-shirt, dark-colored pants and white tennis shoes.

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

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