Alleged shoplifters charged with aggravated robbery in northwest Houston theft gone wrong

January 6, 2014 1:31:35 PM PST
A man and woman allegedly known for shoplifting have been charged in a violent robbery in northwest Houston.

It happened October 22 at the Home Depot in the 14000 block of the Northwest Freeway.

According to court documents, LaToya Daniels and Robert Gene Myers were recognized when they walked into the store as previous shoplifters. On this day, they allegedly hid tools and a radio in their clothing as they walked through the store, and then exited to the parking lot without paying for anything.

Two loss prevention officers tried to stop the duo in the parking lot, but a fight ensued.

An affidavit states that Myers bit one officer while Daniels punched the other in the face. Daniels then ran to their car and reportedly drove it toward the store employees, trying to hit them and get them away from Myers.

Both loss prevention officers were able to jump out of the way and avoid being struck. The suspects fled, but Myers dropped his cell phone during the fight, officials said.

Houston police used that cell phone to identify Myers and Daniels.

Daniels, 29, and Myers, 32, are each charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Daniels was out of jail Monday after posting $30,000 bail. According to records, Myers has not been arrested.

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