Fort Bend Subways more dangerous than New York
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Over recent months several Fort Bend Subway sandwich shops have been robbed. Men armed with handguns storm the store, take the employees hostage, grabbing what cash is available and leave.
It started in Sugar Land, moved to Stafford, Missouri City, and returned to Sugar Land. The “Star” reported on what appeared to be the first in this season’s reoccurring robbery jaunts. The Sugar Land Subway in the 3500 block of Highway 6 was robbed in May, followed by a store robbery in Missouri City, then a Subway in Stafford on Dulles and then just days ago, again at the Sugar Land store on Highway 6.
One report indicated that this store has been the target of robbers over four times in the last several years. In the most recent case the suspect was described by Sugar Land Police spokesman as a black male about 6′ and weighing 200 pounds. At the time of the Highway 6 robbery he was wearing glasses, a black baseball cap, black pants and was missing one of his front teeth. There is no store video, and no one in the area saw anything.
In each of the cases the store has been robbed by men with guns demanding access to the safe; then ordering the staff to the cooler or back office for a prescribed amount of time before calling police. None of the cases have resulted in much bounty according to authorities. Neither have any of the cases appeared to warrant a closer police presence in the area; nor has the commercial district installed surveillance cameras for the safety of the shopping public.
To date the robberies have never resulted in physical injuries. Some of the robberies have been committed by a single individual and others by a duo. Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.
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