Woman warns neighborhood watch of robbery ploy

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Shakar Khanu attended her community's neighborhood watch meeting Friday because she had a warning to share, from what she thought was a fender bender.

"Somebody bumped from the back," Khanu said.

Khanu said a white Chevrolet Camaro hit her bumper at the intersection of Silver Grove Lane and Bridgeton Place Lane in the Riverstone Subdivision in the Missouri City area on Oct. 3.

Khanu got out of her SUV to survey the damage, as anyone would have done.

"I thought it was an accident; so, I just came out from my car and the guy also came out of his car. He said 'accident, accident,' then I looked to see what happened to the back of my car," she said.

That's when Khanu realized she was being set up.

"He just held my hand and put the gun on me. Give me the money. Give me the money," Khanu said.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputies told KPRC2 the man pulled out a silver handgun. According to investigators, a second man attempted to open the front passenger's door, which was locked.

A surveillance camera from a nearby house recorded the attempted robbery. Khanu said a passerby likely noticed something was going wrong and slowed down.

"I think the guy or whoever was in the car noticed something fishy was going on. So he slowed down the car," Khanu said, scaring off the two men who attempted to rob her.

They escaped without taking anything.

A nearby camera showed that the culprits' vehicle appeared to be a white 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477).