Suspect sought in attempted armed robbery

January 27, 2012 12:11:39 PM PST
Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for an attempted armed robbery at a local retailer.

On January 18 at around 1:00pm, a black male suspect attempted to rob a store located on the 5200 block of Aldine Mail Route in north Harris County. Store employees reported the suspect entering the store prior to the attempted robbery. The suspect was reportedly inquiring about hair clippers, and left the store without making a purchase.

The same black male suspect entered the store about an hour later and waited for the customers to leave before he approached the check-out counter. The suspect placed a small brown bag and a knife on the counter and demanded the cash from the registers. The suspect threatened to hurt the victim if she failed to comply with his demands. The victim then grabbed a small electronic device from the counter and threatened the suspect with it. He then picked up his bag and knife and fled the scene on foot, with no cash.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25-35 years old, 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 10, weighing 170-190 lbs. At the time of the offense he was wearing a dark-colored jacket, a dark-colored ball cap and glasses.

Surveillance cameras captured the incident on video.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.