HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division are asking for the public’s help identifying a man in connection with a jewelry store robbery.
A man pretending to be a customer robbed a jewelry store in the 500 block of Almeda Mall Friday, June 17, at about 10:45 a.m., police said.
The man asked an employee to see a piece of jewelry that was inside a display case. According to police, as the employee pulled out the jewelry, the man ripped the item from the employee’s hand. When the employee tried to stop the thief from taking the piece of jewelry, the man pulled the store employee to the ground.
The thief then ran to the parking lot and got into a white or gray sedan, police said.
Police describe the man as a white man, with balding brown hair, about 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 240 to 260 pounds. Police said the man was wearing a white shirt, gray sweatpants, and white shoes at the time of the theft.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the man’s arrest.
Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS, or by texting TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES. All tipsters may remain anonymous.