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Man seen on surveillance video robbing SW Houston gas station at gunpoint, police say

HOUSTON – Houston police are hoping the public can help identify a man they said is responsible for an aggravated robbery on Dec. 13.

WATCH: S. Gessner aggravated robbery surveillance video

Around 10:10 p.m. that day, police said, a man entered a gas station in the 12600 block of South Gessner Road, acting as if he was a customer. Police said the man lured the clerk out of the enclosed area of the store.

Once the clerk came out, police said, the man pulled out a gun and forced the clerk back to the enclosed area, where the cash registers were located.

The man then demanded money from the register, got it and left the store, traveling in an unknown direction, according to police.

The man is described as black, about 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 200 to 210 pounds, with brown eyes. He was wearing a red Cincinnati hat, a black hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes, police said.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the man in this case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting online at www.crime-stoppers.org.

Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637) or via our mobile app, Crime Stoppers Houston. All tipsters remain anonymous.