2 men wanted for robbing NW Houston gas station at gunpoint

HOUSTON - Houston police are searching for two men who attempted to rob a gas station earlier this year.

On Aug. 5, around 1:10 a.m., police said two men entered the Shell at 2917 Mangum Road.

One man stood at the door, acting as a lookout, while the other man, armed with a handgun, jumped on the counter and demanded cash from the register.

When the clerk took too long to get the cash, the armed man "racked the slide on the handgun and threatened to shoot the clerk," according to police.

The men eventually gave up and left the store.

Police described the armed man as being black, about 20 to 25 years old and standing about 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants and was armed with a handgun.

The lookout was described by police as being black, about 20 to 25 years old and standing about 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He had a small build and was wearing a black shirt and brown shorts.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the men involved in this case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or via the Crime Stoppers mobile app, called Crime Stoppers Houston. Tipsters have the option to remain anonymous.

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