Suspect gets away with robbing cell phone store after striking employee

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the man responsible for robbing a cell phone store on the Gulf Freeway last month.

Police just released surveillance video from the incident that occurred March 22 in the 10000 block of Gulf Freeway.

Video shows the suspect walking up to the employee, pulling out a handgun and demanding money from the cash register.

The employee told police the suspect became impatient. That's when the man struck the employee over the head with a pistol.

The suspect then grabbed whatever loose cash was inside the register and ran off.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man around 30 to 40 years of age. He stands at about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue pants.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect. You are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS if you know any information.
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