Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify and locate the man seen in the surveillance video below. The suspect is responsible for an aggravated robbery with serious bodily injury against an elderly man. He forced his way into the man's place of business, assaulted him with a crowbar, held him at gunpoint, dragged him across the floor, tied him up, and eventually left with only his wallet.
Read the Houston Police Department Robbery Division's complete description of the crime:
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at around 11:00 am, a 68 year old complainant was inside his office at an auto sales business, located at the 6700 block of Telephone, in Houston, Texas. The complainant stated that someone knocked on the door after realizing it was locked, so he unlocked it, thinking it was a potential customer. The male then forced his way into the business while armed with a handgun. The complainant then tried to get away from the suspect and run out of the business, but the suspect was able to overpower him and forced him to the ground. During the struggle, the suspect pulled out a crowbar from his bag and began to hit the complainant in the head with it, causing a severe laceration. The suspect then forced the complainant into an office, tied him up, and then dragged him from one office to another. The suspect went rummaged throughout the office looking for money. After the suspect was not able to locate any money in the office, he took the complainants wallet and phone and fled the location, Houston PD #591601-21
Suspect descriptions: Black male, 40 to 45 years old, 6’0, 200 to 220 pounds, dark complexion, orange shirt, blue jeans and wore black square tip boots.
Police are asking that anyone with information related to the investigation contact Crime Stoppers of Houston, calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting an online tip at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app.
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