HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for helping to identify and arrest up to seven people wanted in a series of robberies.
Houston Independent School District police said the crooks are targeting people walking or running on the track near Davis High School. At least four robberies were reported between Oct. 23 and Nov. 10 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The robbers stole cellphones and the victims’ keys, police said. Victims reported being physically assaulted in all of the attacks, except for one. One victim was told to sit on the track before the robbers took the victim’s cellphone, house and car keys and white Ford Expedition.
"These are extremely dangerous people that we need to get off of the street," Crime Stoppers spokesman Jeff McShan said. Obviously they do not care about human life."
So far, investigators only have descriptions for two of the suspected thieves. One is described as a young black man wearing blue jeans, light blue jacket and a colored hat. The other is described as a young black man wearing blue jeans and a white-collared shirt with dark stripes.
"We're looking at at least four aggravated robberies right now but really there could be a lot more because a lot of people just don't report crimes because they're afraid of being retaliated on," McShan said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers.