The Houston Police Department is investigating a string of recent armed robberies in the area, mostly at home construction sites.
HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva said Wednesday that police responded to five armed robbery reports between June 13 and June 20, all involving two suspects identified as black males who were traveling in a blue Chevy Impala. In most cases, Silva said cash, wallets and phones were stolen from construction or lawn care workers, with gardening equipment and chainsaws also having been taken. In one instance, Silva said, the suspects also stole a truck and trailer that later were recovered.
According to Silva, the alleged crimes were committed on the morning of June 13 at 1049 South Ln., on the night of June 14 at 909 Ellington St., on the morning of June 17 at 1106 Thornton Rd., the afternoon of June 19 at 1707 Cheshire Ln., and the morning of June 20 at 4806 Terry St. Silva said a victim on Thornton was pistol-whipped and another victim on Cheshire was punched.
“No arrests, but we are definitely on them,” Silva said.
Silva said both suspects are described as between 20-25 years old, with one having a skinny build and one having a medium build.
Anyone with information about the incidents is encouraged to call HPD at 713-308-0774 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.