HPD seeking man who robbed grocery store

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HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department's Robbery Division is asking for the public's help in finding a robber.

Officials said at 12:05 p.m. Oct. 7, a man entered a grocery store in the 11700 block of South Sam Houston Parkway East near Interstate 45.

Investigators said the man approached the customer service desk and passed a note to the employee that said, "Only big bills, stay calm or I will blow your head off."

Authorities said the employee opened the cash register and gave the man an unspecified amount of money. Police said the man then asked for the note back and left the store.

The robber is described as a black man, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 140 to 150 pounds. Officials said he has a slim build, brown complexion, short braided hair and a goatee. Investigators said he was wearing a red hoodie, black pants and sunglasses during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).