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Worker injured trying to stop man in west Houston store robbery

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HOUSTON – Police are searching for a man accused of injuring a store employee while robbing a business in west Houston.

Investigators said a man walked into a store in the 12500 block of Westheimer Road and committed theft. The robbery happened May 1 around 12:15 p.m., officers said.

During the robbery, police said the man entered the store and committed a theft. When he tried to leave he was met by a store employee at the exit, investigators said.

Police said the man hit the employee when she tried to stop him.

The man left the store on foot, headed in an unknown direction, officers said.

Investigators said the robber was an African-American man in his late to 20s to early 30s. He is around 6 feet tall and weighs around 175 pounds. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, black shirt and blue pants, police said. The man may also have tattoos on his arms and chest, according to investigators.

If caught, police said he will be charged with robbery and bodily injury.

Anyone with information in this robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).