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This Guy Really Loves to Rob Check-Cashing Stores

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Houston police are looking for the guy on the right, who is making a habit of robbing check-cashing stores around town.

He's described as "a black male, 35 to 45 years of age, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slender build and weighing approximately 160 pounds. Typically, he wears a baseball cap, a buttoned-up long-sleeve shirt, white tennis shoes and slacks or Dickies pants."

And here's how he goes about his business: "The suspect enters the business and inquires about a loan or insurance quote. Immediately after the inquiry, the suspect runs around or jumps the counter and displays a weapon or gestures that he has a weapon in his pocket and demands money. After taking the money, the suspect forces the victims into the back of the business and then flees the scene."

Efficient.

Hit so far:

-- 13512 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) on April 6. -- 4400 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) on February 17. -- 210 W. Greens Road on January 31, 2012 and October 29, 2011. -- 7844 W. Tidwell on August 12, 2011. -- 11204 Airline on August 6, 2011. -- 7715 Veterans Memorial Drive on July 22, 2011. -- 4714 North Freeway on February 21, 2011. -- 1409 West Mount Houston on December 17, 2010.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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