Man pretending to search for sister robs southwest Houston motel


The robbery happened around 3:30am on August 10 at a motel in the 8000 block of Main Street.

According to Crime Stoppers, the suspect entered the motel twice. The first time, he showed the clerk a photo of a female he claimed to be his sister and asked if she'd been seen there. He returned 15 minutes later, and that's when he jumped over the counter, grabbed money from the cash drawer and fled.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect may have a tattoo or scarring on his forearm.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Download Houston Crime Stoppers in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and the Blackberry App World. Call 713-222-TIPS (8477). Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). Visit

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