West U police urge vigilance after resident accosted in driveway

West U police are urging attention to surroundings after a resident was accosted in his driveway Tuesday afternoon by a man with a gun.

The incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. in the 2900 block of Albans Street. A resident was parked in his driveway, when a black male approached first on the passenger side. When the resident tried to wave him off, believing the man was a panhandler, the man walked to the driver side, lifted his shirt and displayed a gun.

When the resident tried to drive away, the suspect jumped into the rear of a waiting silver car, which fled north on Belmont, then west onto Bissonnet.The suspect then jumped into the rear passenger seat of a silver car. The vehicle fled the scene northbound on Belmont and then west onto Bissonnet.

West U remind residents to remain alert to their surroundings, and to report any suspicious vehicles or persons to 713-668-0330 — or to dial 911 for emergencies.

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