Both were charged with aggravated robbery and are being held in the Fort Bend County jail with bonds of $75,000 each. The investigation is ongoing, and police anticipate further arrests.
Richard and Harris confessed to attacking and robbing two women who were loading merchandise into the trunk of their vehicle at 8:45 p.m. An elderly woman was also punched, and her purse was stolen.
A review of surveillance video inside Target helped identify Richard and Harris.
They left the crime scene in a black, four-door passenger vehicle driven by a black man. Police were able to recover images of the vehicle and a license plate number from license plate recognition (LPR) cameras located on
Town Center Boulevard South near the AMC Theater.
The vehicle’s license plate number was DK2 B894. There was also a Houston Texans sticker on the rear window.
For the last four years, Sugar Land Police have operated a pilot project using LPR systems. Five mobile systems were installed on police vehicles, and three “fixed” systems were installed at locations in the Town Square/First Colony Mall area. The LPR camera systems are valuable tools to help identify vehicles used in the commission of crimes.
An expansion of the LPR system is currently being considered at major entrances and exits to Sugar Land.
Anyone with information about other suspects in the Target attack should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).