Man robs NW Harris County phone store at gunpoint

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Harris County authorities are asking for the public's help identifying a man who is accused of robbing a phone store at gunpoint earlier this year.

Authorities said the armed man entered the Cricket Wireless store in the 6800 block of North Fry Road on Aug. 25 around 10:15 a.m.

He asked the store employee about phones and plans and then left, authorities said.

He then returned to the store and pulled a chrome pistol from his waistband and pointed it at the employee, according to officials.

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He demanded money from the register and also took phones that were on the counter, officials said.

The man then left the scene on a bicycle.

Authorities described the man as black, about 20 to 25 years old, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 150 to 160 pounds. He has a thin build and a short Afro hairstyle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit at 713-274-9210.

Crime Stoppers is offering 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 submitted online here.


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