Knife-wielding man threatens massage parlor clerk in Katy, deputies say

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Surveillance video has been released of a knife-wielding man who threatened a massage parlor employee during a robbery Monday in west Harris County, deputies said.

The first incident happened at the Thai Massage parlor.

Deputies said a man walked into the business plaza and asked an employee about the price of a massage. Deputies said the woman told the man they only accept cash payment. Deputies said the man told the woman he would be back with cash and left the store.

Five minutes later, deputies said the man returned, pulled out a knife from the back of his shirt and pushed it to the woman's neck.

Deputies said the man demanded money, but the woman could not open the register.

Officials said the man fled the scene.

Deputies said 30 minutes later, at 9:30 p.m., the same man walked into the LifeWay Christian bookstore in the 20200 block of the Katy Freeway. He walked around the store and asked the employee about books and inspirational pamphlets before approaching the counter, officials said.

Deputies said the man demanded money from the drawer and told the employee that he had a gun under his shirt, but did not show the weapon.

He took the money and ran out the store, deputies said.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and between 160 and 200 pounds. Investigators said he has brown hair, a mustache and a goatee beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office robbery unit at 713-274-9210.

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