Suspect sought in aggravated robbery of north Harris County dollar store

The masked man wielded a handgun and stole cash from a store safe

HOUSTON - Authorities are searching for a male suspect responsible for a recent aggravated robbery at a north Harris County dollar store.

On June 1 at around 10pm, an unidentified suspect wearing a black ski mask entered a dollar store located in the 19700 block of FM 2920. Surveillance video shows the suspect hiding in the back storage room until a female victim, mopping the floors, enters the frame.  The suspect then approaches the victim wielding a handgun and demands cash from the store's safe.

Harris Co. Sheriff's deputies say the suspect forced the victim(s) to clear the contents of the safe and cash register, and placed the cash into a trash bag. The suspect then led the victims into a back storage room, where they remained as he fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20s, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 240 lbs.  The suspect was wearing a diamond earring in his left ear and had one tattoo on his right shin appearing to be the picture of a woman.  The suspect also had another tattoo on his left forearm appearing to be a female's face with braided hair.

He was wearing a black ski mask, black shirt and tan plaid shorts during the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case.  Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637).  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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