Serial robber targeting drug stores

HOUSTON The suspect is believed to have robbed at least six Walgreen's Stores in the northwest Houston and Harris County area. According to Crime Stoppers, the man walks into the stores and approaches the register, sometimes with merchandise and sometimes without. He will usually ask for a carton of cigarettes. He will then lift his shirt revealing a handgun and demand money from the register. The suspect tells the store clerk how to open the cash register without ringing up a sale. During some of the robberies his has gotten flustered and only left with the cigarettes but most times he leaves with money from the register and merchandise from the store.

The robber is described as a white male in his twenties with bright red hair. He is usually wearing a baseball cap pulled low over his forehand during the robberies. Surveillance cameras have captured the suspect in the store and in the parking lots. He always gets into a dark colored, possibly blue or black, SUV, either a Mercury Mountaineer or a Toyota Four Runner that is being driven by another white male.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at that leads to the identification, charging 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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