HOUSTON – A dapper dude with a gun has been linked to five convenience-store robberies across Houston's North and East sides.
"It looks like he dresses nice, and he's wearing the sunglasses. He looks presentable," said Juan Olivarez, a senior officer with the Houston Police Department.
The unidentified man has said little during the crimes, but displays a gun and makes it clear he wants what is in the cash registers.
"He came in and said 'Hi', he seemed friendly at first," said a Jacinto City convenience store clerk.
The crimes took place in November and December, and police believe he may strike again in January.
He typically works in broad daylight and has so far targeted convenience stores at 11603 Northwest Freeway, 12000 Greenspoint Drive and 10230 East Freeway.
Two other crimes at 2780 N. Sam Houston Parkway and 12777 East Freeway.
Nobody has been hurt yet.
"He could get more violent," Olivarez said.
The assailant is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
If you have information about his identity, or whereabouts, you are encouraged to call Crimestoppers of Houston. 713-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.