Three teens have been arrested after investigators said they committed two robberies outside businesses in the Kingwood Town Center last month and three other robberies in the Humble area.
Houston police have arrested 19-year-old Wesley James Thomas, 18-year-old Reginald Thomas and 18-year-old Michael Augustus Thomas.
All three teens, who are not related, are charged with three counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon for their roles in the three Harris County robberies.
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 two suspects, one of whom was armed with a pistol. The suspects stole the man's computer and wallet before running off.
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.
The second robbery occurred outside the McDonald's restaurant at 4406 Kingwood Drive about 10:40 p.m. on September 25. Police said two black male 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 then ran away.
No injuries were reported in either robbery.
Houston police released surveillance photos of one of the suspects and of a wanted vehicle on October 7.
Police said they received several tips, and learned the three teens were taken into custody the following day by Harris County authorities.
Kingwood officers determined the suspects were the same teens involved in the two above robberies at the Town Center.
Harris County authorities filed charges against the suspects in the three other cases.