By LeaAnne Klentzman
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Bend Crime Stoppers have joined this week to urge anyone with information about a recent robbery to come forward and possibly collect $5,000 in tip money.
On Wednesday May 8, 2013, Sheriff’s deputies were called to RB Cellular, a phone store located on State Highway 6 S near the intersection of West Bellfort, just outside the city limits of Sugar Land. When deputies arrived on the scene they discovered a customer bound at the hands and a store clerk suffering from injuries said Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel.
As the investigation unfolded deputies were told that two men entered the cell phone store between 5:00 and 5:20pm. Haenel said the two walked into the store pulled a weapon and ordered everyone to the floor at gunpoint. He went on to say, “During the robbery an undisclosed amount of money and cell phones were taken.”
The suspects were both described as black males. Suspect #1 was reportedly light complected, about 5’11”, weighing about 150-160 pounds. His hair was light colored and worn in a small ponytail. He is believed to have a tear drop tattoo under one eye. He was wearing wore a light green or yellow construction vest over a plaid shirt and dark color jeans.
Suspect #2 was described as a dark complected man about 6’02″, weighing about 160 to 170 pounds. This suspect wore dark clothing, a pullover mask with eyes cut out and a dark colored hoodie. This is the suspect who pulled the pistol on the store crowd. He also carried a black back pack.
Haenel said, “A person of interest was caught on video behind the business during the time of the robbery. This person is described as a black male wearing a dark color t-shirt, wearing denim shorts, and sneakers.”
Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477). Information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of these suspects could earn a reward of up to $5,000.
Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.