Police searching for man accused of stealing from store, attacking good Samaritan who tried to stop him

Police are searching for this man, who is wanted in connection with a robbery.
Police are searching for this man, who is wanted in connection with a robbery. (HPD)

HOUSTON – Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection to a robbery that left another person injured Saturday morning.

The incident happened around 8:35 a.m. at a store in the 15700 block of Bellaire Boulevard in Harris County, police said.

According to authorities, the man walked into the business and started stealing clothes and other merchandise items.

Police said another person saw what was happening and locked the door to the business. When the man tried to leave and couldn’t, authorities said he attacked the witness, injuring that person’s eyes.

The witness then unlocked the door and the man ran from the scene, police said.

Officers said the thief was wearing a black beanie, what appeared to be a black and silver jack and a red shirt underneath.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the man’s identification or arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or submit a tip online at Crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers app.

Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.