Police: Thieves target Richmond man whose car broke down

This sketch released by Sugar Land police shows one of the two suspects. (Sugar Land police)

The day started out bad for a Richmond man when he had car trouble. It got worse when robbery suspects took advantage of him.

According to Sugar Land police, the victim had left his home at around 7am on November 2 to drive to work. He got on 59, but had car trouble so he pulled off the freeway onto the southbound feeder near the Brazos River Turnaround.

As he was opening his vehicle hood, he says a blue Toyota Corolla stopped near him. A man got out of the vehicle and asked if he needed help. However the victim says he noticed someone in the back seat pointing a gun at him.

The victim was robbed of his mobile phone, wallet and backpack. Fortunately, he was not injured.

The suspect who exited the Corolla was described as a 28- to 40-year-old Hispanic man, standing 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 175 and 190 pounds. He wore light blue pants.

The suspect who remained in the Corolla was described as younger than 25 with a thin face.

Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).
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