He's not looking to cash any checks.
He's not looking to cash any checks.
Photo by HPD

This Guy Really Loves to Rob Check-Cashing Stores

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."


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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