Someone scored a major haul by hitting Bush Intercontinental's baggage-claim carousel, and cops are hoping security-cam photos will lead to his arrest.
The casually dressed dude got away with $15,000 worth of merchandise, in the form of "five sets of designer golf clubs, and a one of a kind 'Moots' mountain bike," officials say. We just hope the man got some help trying to move all that stuff around.
How exclusive is a Moots mountain bike? Exclusive (and expensive) enough to feature ad copy like this:
We handcraft high-performance titanium bicycle frames and components in our small factory in Steamboat Springs, CO. Our goal is to build each customer the best-fitting, finest-riding bike they will ever own.
All of which is ad-speak for "You ain't getting out of this showroom cheaply." Let's just say that prices are not prominently featured in the online catalog, following the philosophy of "if you have to ask..."
Crime Stoppers said the robbery happened between 10:20 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. August 27 in Bush's Terminal C.
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The suspect then left the "terminal parking garage in a late 1990's model red Ford Explorer Sport Trac," cops say. He is described only as "a white male, between the ages of 30 and 45 years, with light colored hair and a slender build. At the time of the offense he wore a blue polo t-shirt and khaki pants."
The Crime Stoppers tipping protocol:
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.