Robber targets UH students at dorm

By Brandon Walker - Reporter, Meagen Morrison, Jennifer Bauer - Reporter

HOUSTON - University of Houston police are hoping some newly released surveillance photos will help them identify a man wanted for robbing two students.

Police said the students were walking into the Cougar Place building on campus Saturday just before midnight. They held the door open for a man who they assumed was also a student. That man pulled out a gun and robbed them, he demanded a purse, wallet and cellphone, then got into a getaway car waiting nearby.

Investigators obtained surveillance images of the suspect when he used one of the victim's stolen credit cards at a nearby convenience store.

The images are clear and show the man in a white T-shirt, with a goatee. The cameras at the store also picked up an image of the SUV the suspect was in.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

The victims describe the robber as a black male, about 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 150 to 180 pounds.

The man was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and blue jeans.

There is not a description of the driver of the getaway car, but the vehicle is described as a purple crossover, possibly a newer PT Cruiser.

The University of Houston Police Department released several photos of the alleged robber Monday.

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