Both the Fort Bend County and Harris County sheriff’s offices are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a suspect wanted for a series of robberies in both counties. The young …
Both the Fort Bend County and Harris County sheriff’s offices are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a suspect wanted for a series of robberies in both counties. The young man enters stores, walks up to the service counter, and passes over a note to employees demanding money, law enforcement officials say.
“The suspects then flees the stores and has been observed driving away in different vehicles described as a blue sedan, a black SUV and a red two-door sedan,” an HCSO press release said.
A week ago, the Katy Times reported that the man was wanted in connection with a robbery at the Kroger location just south of I-10 on the Grand Parkway.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Arabic, late teens to early 20s in age, and standing 5’8”–5’10” tall, with a skinny build.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office reported that on May 7 at about noon, officers responded to a robbery of the Kroger grocery store at 1550 W. Grand Pkwy S. in the Katy area. Kroger staff reported a man wearing a face mask had come in and demanded money or he would “shoot up the place.”
Employees complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Investigators believe two men were involved in the robbery. The first suspect is described as a male wearing a dark hoodie and black facemask. The second suspect was a male wearing a dark jacket, fluorescent traffic vest, white shirt and dark jeans.
It is unknown if the second man has assisted in other robberies in the area.
Anyone with information on this suspect is urged to call the Violent Crime unit at 713-274-9100.
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