Thief leaves cell phone during robbery

Police analyzing phone in hopes of catching up to robber

Published On: Feb 04 2014 07:24:00 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 04 2014 08:32:49 AM CST

Police are working to track down a thief who robbed a store in northeast Houston and left his cell phone at the scene.

Officials said the man actually dropped his cell phone at La Campesina Meat Market on 851 Federal Road Monday morning.

Officers said the man walked through the store, before putting on a ski mask and pointing a gun at the clerk.

The man demanded cash and left the phone before running away to some nearby apartments.

The HPD Robbery Division is investigating.