Northwest Houston business robbed twice in less than week

Police believe same man is behind both robberies

HOUSTON – A smoke shop in northwest Houston was robbed twice in less than a week, and police believe one man is behind both robberies.

Houston police said a man went into the 420 Smoke Shop on Hempstead Road near Bingle Road on June 17. Surveillance video shows the man pull out a gun and demand cash from the clerk. The man then left.

On June 23, a man wearing a ski mask robbed the same business at gunpoint. Police said in both cases, the man drove off in a blue Nissan Frontier truck.

Anyone with information on these two robberies is asked to call Houston police or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).