Team of robbers believed to have taken bank bag from victim's car at gas station

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Monday, July 26, 2021
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In the video, you see a person sneaking up toward the victim's passenger door as the heist happens. Now, police believe a team of robbers did this.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are asking for help from the community in identifying suspects they believe stole a bank bag out of someone's car in east Houston last month.

Officials with the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division released surveillance video showing the bizarre moments leading up to the incident.

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The victim said he was sitting in his car at a gas pump in the 3200 block of Campbell at about 11:20 a.m. on June 26. when an unknown man jumped out of a dark green Jeep before approaching him.

Video then shows the suspect opening the man's passenger side door before snatching a bag and hopping back into the passenger's side of the Jeep. A second suspect, who was driving the Jeep, then sped off as the victim attempted to chase them on foot.

The victim also said he believes a separate vehicle was involved because he saw that driver interacting with the two other men just moments before the robbery. That driver was seen on video leaving the scene just seconds after they did.

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Police say they're searching for a Hispanic man, 25 to 35 years old, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall. They believe he weighs 180 to 200 pounds. He's said to have brown hair and a dark complexion.

Authorities are also looking for the Jeep and a Silver Mitsubishi SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477)