Suspect sought in string of armed drug store robberies across Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Investigators need your help to identify a man wanted in a string of drug store armed robberies in southwest Harris County and the city of Houston.

The dates of robberies are between August 9 and August 19 of this year. Detectives say the suspect, armed with a handgun, has hit as many as 28 Walgreens and CVS pharmacies in that span of time.

"It's not a comforting fact but that stuff happens," said customer Russell Van Kraayenburg.

Another customer, Kim Robinson, helps care for an elderly woman and told us the prospect of walking in on such a brazen crime is frightening.

"Its definitely scary. Especially with her. She's 88 years old. I would hate to be in the mix of all that," Robinson said.

Investigators describe the suspect as Asian or Hispanic, 30 to 40 years of age. He is 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs between 130 to 150 pounds.

He has brown or black colored hair and a mustache.

The suspect is known to have driven a dark colored Honda or Infinity, and also a pickup truck in the 11220 Louetta Drive robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Division at 713-274-9210 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8419).

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the stores hit include the following locations:

8300 Will Rest

1355 Beechnut
6768 S. Highway 6
2612 Smith
402 Gray
8800 Richmond
1120 Louetta
7950 S. Gessner
19720 Holzwarth
530 West Little York
12445 West FM 1960
6170 N. Highway 6
17150 FM 529
1616 S. Mason
14531 Westheimer
3317 Montrose
1103 Westheimer
11112 Richmond
3210 Hillcroft
7634 Bellaire
8942 S. Sam Houston Parkway North
13714 Highway 249
4007 Barker Cypress
6368 Highway 6 S.
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