HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division are asking for the public's help in identifying three people who robbed a Houston food store.
The trio, who wielded pistols, robbed a food store in the 6900 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard at 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 2.
Authorities said the three robbers threatened employees at gunpoint as they demanded their money.
The trio took an undisclosed amount of money from the employees and the cash register, along with some cigarettes, authorities said. They fled in an unknown direction.
Authorities said the same robbery suspects appear to be involved in similar robberies at the same location on Jan. 17 and Jan. 22.
The first robber is described as an 18- or 19-year-old black male who is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds. He wore a turquoise Nike hooded sweatshirt and gray pants and is possibly named Terry, authorities said.
The second robber is described as a 14- to 16-year-old black male who is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has red hair. Authorities said he wore a burnt orange University of Texas hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
The third robber is described as a 15- to 16-year-old black male who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. Authorities said he wore a black Nike hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
Crime Stoppers said it will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the charging and/or arrest of the robbers in this incident. Tipsters can report information by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting tips online at crime-stoppers.org or texting TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). Authorities said all tipsters remain anonymous.