HOUSTON – Police have linked two men to a string of violent robberies across south side of Houston.
The five robberies occurred in a five hour time span on December 2nd. Investigators with the Houston Robbery division said the first incident happened at an apartment complex around 6:09 p.m. A man told officers he was approached by two Hispanic men who placed a knife to his throat demanding money. The victim was punched in the face when he told the suspects he did not have any money.
A second victim was attacked around 6:41 pm. While on a walking path at 6113 Gulf Freeway. The victim told police he was attacked from behind by two Hispanic men. While on the ground, the victim said he was kicked and punched as the men searched his person.
At 6:58 p.m, a man was approached by the same suspects at Mason Park in the 7600 block of Tipps Street. The victim told investigators the two men approached him, assaulted him and began stabbing him. The suspects were able to get away with his phone.
A fourth victim was attacked in the laundry room of his apartment complex at 2520 Beatty Street at 10:44 p.m. The victim told officers he was jumped by the men while they tried to take his wallet an phone. The victim was stabbed.
The fifth victim was attacked at a food mart at 6275 Griggs Road at 11:10 p.m. Investigators said a man was attacked by the two suspects as he was taking out the trash. Surveillance video shows the two men punch the victim on the ground. That’s when police said one of the attackers pulled out a knife, stabbed the victim and stole his wallet and phone.
Investigators have vague descriptions of the two Hispanic males. One was wearing a white shirt and the other wore dark clothing and carried a gun, according to police.
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to their arrests. You can call the tip line at (713) 222- TIPS.