More Details Released about West U Armed Robbery
The West U Police Department has released more details about an armed robbery that occurred in West U on Oct. 17.
According to a police report, officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress in the 6600 block of Belmont on Oct. 17 at 9:24 p.m. The victim called police and said that two black males robbed him at gunpoint while he was unloading his car and left the scene in a dark colored vehicle.
When officers arrived, a black, four-door Pontiac occupied by several black males was observed quickly leaving the area of the robbery. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 7000 block of Buffalo Speedway and the driver and four additional passengers of the vehicle were detained for questioning, according to police.
Officers found several items inside of the suspect vehicle that matched the items reported used and/or stolen during the incident that positively linked the subjects to the scene, police said.
Officers learned a short time later that a second vehicle containing additional suspects had possibly been involved in the robbery. While officers were conducting their investigation, a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle passed by the scene. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that it had recently been reported as stolen by HPD as the result of another aggravated robbery. A stop was initiated on the second suspect vehicle in the 3100 block of Bluebonnet and the driver exited and fled on foot while a female passenger stayed inside. Police quickly established a perimeter and the fleeing subject was captured a short time later by a responding HPD K-9 Unit, according to the report.
In total, seven individuals occupying two separate vehicles were detained during the investigation. So far, three of the seven have been formally charged with the aggravated robbery that occurred in West U. A fourth, who was already out on bond for evading arrest, was once again charged with felony evading from the police. All of the suspects, both detained and charged in this robbery were all between the ages of 18 to 23 years of age and all have criminal histories, police said.
All of the suspects were turned over to the Houston Police Department for questioning about recent robberies within their jurisdiction.
West U Police are not releasing the names of the suspects at this time.