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Robber foiled by bulletproof glass arrested by deputies

January 28, 2019

A teenager who was foiled in his attempt to rob a convenience store in northwest Houston has been arrested.

After releasing a video of the attempted crime, investigators with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s office were able to track down the 16-year-old suspect. The juvenile was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

According to Precinct 5 Office, the suspect “was arrested in a collaborative effort with Precinct 4 deputies who recently arrested the same suspect on charges of car burglary, credit card fraud and auto theft in an unrelated case.”

The teenager, arrested on Jan. 25, was not identified due to his age.

The suspect allegedly attempted to hold up a convenience store in the 13200 block of West Little York on Sunday, Jan. 20. When he pulled a gun, the quick-thinking clerk closed the bulletproof glass window and the robber left the store on foot.

According to a news release, investigators with Constable Ted Heap’s Office reported the suspect entered the Fuel Expo convenience store in the 13200 block of West Little York on Sunday, Jan. 20. He walked around the store before approaching the counter. The suspect then pulled out a handgun on the night clerk, asking “where’s the money?”

The clerk quickly shut the bulletproof glass window and motioned the would-be robber to leave the store. The suspect left on foot, running westbound on West Little York.

The suspect was described as a white male between 13 and 16 years old. He is approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall and was wearing a black hoodie with blue text on the front and blue artwork on the back.

Anyone has additional information on this investigation is asked to call Investigator V.K. Johnson at 281-463-6666 or submit information via the online crime tips webpage at https://constablepct5.com/index.php/online-crime-tips.

rkent@hcnonline.com

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