Man charged in violent kidnapping, robbery

January 26, 2012 9:24:47 AM PST
Police have charged a man in connection with an alleged kidnapping and robbery that happened more than a year ago in west Houston.

Luis Miguel Reyes-Hernandez, 24, of Edinburg, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

According to court documents, on January 25 of last year, a woman was returning a movie to a Redbox video kiosk in front of a CVS pharmacy in the 14000 block of Richmond. That's when she says two men, one of whom was armed, forced her against her will to get into a small blue SUV.

She was forced into the back seat between the two males who first approached her, say investigators. A woman was driving and another male was in the front passenger seat.

Police say one of the men in the SUV, later identified as Reyes-Hernandez, struck her in the head with the pistol and demanded her ATM card and pin number. They went to a Chase Bank in the 14000 block of Alief Clodine. One of the men got out and attempted to use her debit card. The victim was later released.

Through an investigation, police were able to identify Reyes-Hernandez, and the victim picked him out of a photo array. They also located and spoke with the other male who was in the back seat. That male told authorities that he was forced by the suspect to participate in the crime.

Reyes-Hernandez remains on the loose.