Violent suspects sought in robbery and beating

HOUSTON

Investigators are calling this a vicious senseless attack. And to make matters worse, no one, not even the store clerk came to the victim's aid, even after his was left on the ground unconscious.

The attack happened December 17 around 1am at I & A Food Mart located in the 6000 block of West Bellfort. The men, according to Houston police officers, were harassing the victim, who can be seen on surveillance video dressed in brown. At this point, they had already approached him outside the store demanding money. When he told him he didn't have any, the suspects followed him in. The suspects apparently weren't giving up, and continued the verbal harassment outside.

HPD investigator Jennifer Medel said, "Approached him, was talking to him, asking him, 'I need some money, I need you to give me whatever it is that you have.' In the meantime, the other male suspect retreated back to the vehicle, pulled out the tire iron and began to beat the complainant."

The victim was left unconscious next to his car. When he finally came to, he was able to call his brother for help. The suspects took the victim's wallet and fled in a white vehicle.

The victim, 43, suffered severe lacerations and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was hospitalized for several days after the attack. The suspects are described only as Hispanic males in their early to late 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, thin to medium builds, and with mustaches. Both wore distinctive jackets and one male is heavily tattooed on his head and arms.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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