Thief's face caught on video after robbing Houston camera crew at gunpoint

By Syan Rhodes - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Houston police hope a "selfie" taken by a robber in the process of stealing from a film crew at the "We Love Houston" sign will help put him behind bars.

Zach Jankovic of Cut To Create Video Productions was working on a promotional video about Houston for a local real estate company
when his cameramen were robbed along I-10 in front of the famous "We Love Houston" art installation by David Addickes.

"We didn't think we were in danger at that location, especially in the middle of the day along a crowded freeway," Jankovic said.

The crew spotted a man walking nearby but didn't pay attention to him until he pointed a gun at them.

"They put their hands up, got out of their take the cameras we'll keep our lives," Jankovic said crew.

They called 911, then got in their car and followed the robber.

"We see this guy running along I-10 fumbling holding two cameras, two tripods, trying to get down the street fast, and we see him put the camera down, start bashing it so he can get it off the tripod," Jankovic said.

The robber got into a 2011 or 2012 maroon Nissan Altima, but left behind a Go Pro camera that was still rolling and captured clear images of his face.

"Why he dropped off the Go Pro. I don't know, but I'm glad he did, because at least now we have a photo of him," Jankovic said.

Police recovered the weapon the robber used and said it was a pellet gun.

If you recognize the man in the picture, contact Houston police.

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