HOUSTON – Houston police released surveillance video and a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the armed robbery of a jewelry store.
On the morning of Jan. 7, an armed suspect entered the Exotic Diamond jewelry store at 5757 Westheimer Road and disarmed an off-duty HPD officer working an approved extra job at the location.
Police said he stole an undetermined amount of high-end jewelry from the store and fled the scene in a 2-door, dark-colored luxury vehicle. No customers were in the store at the time and no one was hurt.
Investigators estimate the robber got away with more than $100,000 dollars worth of jewelry.
The suspect is described only as a black man in his mid 20s to early 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a slim build. He wore a blue hoodie, black jeans and was armed with a pistol. He has a tattoo on the back side of his right hand.
Anyone with information on the suspect in this case is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.