Monday, January 23, 2012

Houston Chronicle: “See Video of Crimes [sic] Stoppers Robbery Suspects,” Because We Refuse to Describe Them to You

By Nicholas Stix

I’m sure that Crime Stoppers gave the Chronicle proper descriptions of the robbers, but the newspaper then censored the most important single item: Race. The paper is just doing its self-appointed job of looking out for the welfare of black armed robbers.


See video of Crimes [sic] Stoppers robbery suspects
By Robert “See No Evil” Stanton
January 23, 2012 at 10:09 a.m.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is asking the public’s help to track down three suspects who brandished weapons at store clerks during robbery attempts this month.

The most recent case involved an armed man who tried to hold up a Family Dollar store on Wednesday in north-central Harris County:



A clerk at Family Dollar store near the 5200 block of Aldine Mail Route told investigators that a man entered the store about noon on Jan. 18, inquired about hair clippers and left, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect returned about a hour later and waited for other customers to leave before approaching the checkout counter. The man placed a small brown bag and a knife on the counter and demanded cash from the register, investigators said.

The 38-year-old store clerk wasn’t about to give in without a fight, however.

“The victim grabbed a small electronic device from the counter and told the suspect she would hurt him if he tried hurting her,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “The suspect picked up his bag and knife and fled the store on foot with no cash.”

Surveillance cameras captured the incident. The suspect is described as being about 25-35 years old, from 5-foot-7 to 5-10 inches tall, and weighing about 170-190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, a dark-colored ball cap and eyeglasses.

Investigators also released surveillance photos of an aggravated robbery at a payday loan store in west Harris County earlier this month:



The heist occurred at the loan store in the 2300 block of Fry Road about 12:50 p.m. Jan. 11, according to sheriff’s investigators. No injuries were reported.

Deputies said a man walked into the business and asked the clerk about loan. Then he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the worker. He demanded money. The clerk gave him some cash. The man then forced the clerk to the store’s office and demanded more cash. Then he left.

The store’s surveillance camera recorded images of the man. He is described as between 18 years old and 25 years old.

He is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and he weighed between 150 pounds and 175 pounds. He wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt, a white, striped shirt, dark pants and white shoes. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect.

Authorities are searching for a third robbery suspect as well. The man was caught on video wielding a knife as he robbed a beauty supply store earlier this month in north Harris County:



The incident took place at the business near the 5200 block of Aldine Mail Route around 2:45 p.m. Jan. 10.

The suspect entered the store and walked around before approaching the counter and pointing a knife at the cashier, authorities said. The victim gave cash to the suspect, who then fled in a dark-colored, four-door passenger vehicle.

Surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a dark-colored cap and jacket, sunglasses and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about any of the men’s identity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713 222-TIPS or online at Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 and information to CRIMES (274637).

All tipsters remain anonymous.

Robert Stanton. Dale Lezon and Louis Casiano

[Thanks to reader-researcher “W” for this article.]

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