Help police find armed robbery suspects in Kingwood

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:09:11 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 07 2013 04:38:32 PM CDT

Police are hoping newly released surveillance photos will help them find the men wanted for armed robberies near Kingwood Town Center. Mary Benton reports.


Police are hoping newly released surveillance photos will help them find the men wanted for armed robberies at businesses outside Kingwood Town Center.

Houston police said the first incident happened outside Russo's New York Pizzeria at 42 North Main Street about 10:45 p.m. on September 19.  A 28-year-old man was sitting outside and using a laptop computer when he was approached by the two suspects. One of them had a pistol. The suspects stole the man's computer and wallet and ran away.

"The victims of the crimes didn't have a very good description, but the photos we have are pretty clear," said Capt. Matthew May of the Kingwood Police Department.

HPD Kingwood officers obtained surveillance photos of one of the suspects attempting to use the victim's credit card to withdraw money at an ATM outside a bank at 3801 Atascocita Road.  Another photo showed the suspects' vehicle in the bank parking lot.

Officials said the second robbery occurred outside the McDonald's restaurant at 4406 Kingwood Drive about 10:40 p.m. on September 25.  The two suspects, fitting the same description of those in the first incident, robbed a man and two women at gunpoint as they were sitting on the tailgate of a truck in the parking lot.  The suspects stole cell phones and ran away.

"It's a serious offense and any time we have that type of activity, we really want to capture the suspects, especially when there's a weapon," Capt. May said.

No injuries were reported in either robbery.  

Houston police describe the suspects as two black males in their late teens or 20s, with slim builds who wore hoodies to conceal their faces. It is believed they were driving a gray or silver, four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord, with a sunroof. 

Police said they don't know if the suspects live in Kingwood or are driving there to target innocent people.

Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects is asked to call the Kingwood Patrol Station at 281-913-4500 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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