Moms robbed shortly after dropping kids off at bus stop, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are searching for an armed suspect they say robbed two moms after they dropped off their kids at the bus stop.

Crime Stoppers said the two women had dropped off their children at the bus stop around 6:40 a.m. on Jan. 17.

One of the women involved in the robbery, Eunice Cantu, told ABC13 she went to one of her neighbor's unit to smoke a cigarette when the suspect approached them and forced them into an apartment located in the 4500 block of Lockwood.

Once inside, officers say the suspect pulled out a weapon and demanded the victims' money and cellphones.

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Take a good hard look at this person and his clothing. Police say the person held up two people who had just left a school bus stop.

"He pulled out his gun and he pressed it on my cheek and called me the b-word," Cantu said.

She said after stealing money from her friend's wallet, the man left on foot.

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station captured the suspect moments before the incident and it's believed he lives in the area. The suspect is described as 5'9" to 6'0" tall, weighs 200 pounds, has a dark complexion, and was wearing dark clothing.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the suspect's charging and/or arrest. Tips can submitted anonymously by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting

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