Grocery store clerk robbed at gunpoint

January 13, 2009 4:58:56 PM PST
La Porte police are trying to find a trio of robbers who held a grocery store clerk at gunpoint.On January 8 just before 3pm, the La Porte Police Department received a call for an aggravated robbery at Lomax Grocery located at 1824 Sens, in La Porte. The suspects entered the store, jumped over the counter, and held the clerk at gunpoint. The suspects snatched an undetermined amount of money from the store and left northbound on Sens toward State Highway 225.

The suspect vehicle was a 2000-2002 white Chevy Tahoe with tinted windows. The vehicle had no front license plate and the rear plate was obscured. The rear doors of the vehicle were cargo-style doors, not a lift gate. The vehicle also appeared to have a trailer hitch attached.

Suspects were described as three black males in their early to mid-twenties. The first suspect was heavyset, wearing a black beanie, black shirt, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes. The suspect appeared to be wearing glasses. A witness described that suspect as having a chubby face and dark eyes armed with a silver colored handgun.

The other two suspects were dressed in all black and their faces were obscured by black and white bandannas. One of the two was wearing red tennis shoes and appeared to be tall and thin.

The driver of the vehicle appears to be a white or Hispanic male with short, dark hair and was wearing a blue long sleeved shirt.

If you have any information on this or possible related cases. Please contact Detective Gates with the La Porte Police Department at 281-842-3113 or by email at

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