HOUSTON, TX – Houston Police are trying to locate three suspects that were caught on video engaging in a robbery by force at a 99 Cent store located at 5800 Bellaire.
Here are the details behind this investigation.
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) November 18, 2020
Authorities say that on October 16th at approximately 12:10 p.m., two males and one female suspect entered the 99 Cent store off of Bellaire in Houston.
The female suspect reportedly approached the cashier and put several items on the counter.
While the cashier was scanning the items placed on the counter by the suspect, the woman had reportedly said that she no longer wanted two of the items.
However, the female suspect was still holding on to the items in question.
When the cashier asked for the items in question, the female suspect was said to have refused to hand them over.
That’s when things took a violent turn.
One of the male suspects that had accompanied the female suspect picked up a bottle of hand sanitizer and threw it at the cashier’s face who was working at the counter.
When a manager on duty decided to intervene in the matter, the two male suspects began to repeatedly assault the manager – throwing several punches while the manager was on the ground.
Thereafter, the female suspect pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed both the manager and the cashier with it.
Police say that’s when the suspect fled the scene, driving off in a gray Toyota Corolla.
Descriptions of the three suspects noted that they were all black, with the female suspect aged between 19-22 years old and the male suspects aged between 19-24 years old.
The male suspects are said to be between 5’6 to 5’7, both weighing roughly 120 to 130 pounds. The female suspect is said to be around 5’3 or 5’4, weighing roughly 140 to 150 pounds.
Authorities are asking that anyone who may have information on this case to please contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org
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In other investigations regarding violent crimes caught on camera, we at Law Enforcement Today shared a report earlier this month stemming from New York City where a man reportedly lost an eye after a mob beating.
Here’s that previous report.
NEW YORK CITY, NY – The NYPD recently released surveillance footage that captured a reportedly unprovoked mob beating of a 38-year-old on October 31st in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
A 38-year-old man lost his eye after he was besieged by a group of attackers who brutally beat him in a Halloween night assault.
Video shows the victim running from nearly a dozen people as he falls onto the sidewalk in Brooklyn.https://t.co/PzlE1myBHe
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 17, 2020
Sources say that the injuries sustained on the man’s left eye were so severe that doctors were forced to remove his eye.
The attack was said to have occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Halloween, where video shows the victim being chased numerous attackers on Mother Gaston Blvd.
During the foot-chase, the victim loses his balance and tumbles to the ground – which leads to a flurry of stomps, punches and kicks by the attackers while he is on the ground.
According to police, the victim has no idea who his attackers were nor what provoked the brutal beating.
From what the video shows of the incident, the attackers relentlessly pummeled the victim and seemed to, then, nonchalantly walk away from the scene.
What’s perhaps all the more sad, is that there were cars driving past the victim as he was being brutalized in the middle of the crosswalk and no one stopped to help.
After the attack, the victim was reportedly transported to the Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition, with medical professionals noting that he suffered lacerations to the face and extensive damage to his left eye which resulted in the need for its removal.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in helping identify the attackers behind this beating. Anyone with knowledge of the incident or those behind the crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
In other ongoing investigations, police in Philadelphia need help identifying and locating a man accused of sexual assaulting a teenage girl.
Here’s that previous report.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Authorities in Philadelphia are trying to track down the man behind the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl that happened earlier in November.
Officials say that the at-large lured the young girl under the guise of giving her a ride to her aunt’s home.
Philadelphia police are searching for the man wanted in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.https://t.co/YOnTbeh9MP
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) November 18, 2020
Here’s the details we know so far.
Police say that the assault transpired on November 10th while the young girl was walking down the 3100 block of Frankford Avenue in Kensington.
The victim had then encountered the man at a Sunoco gas station, who the reportedly offered the victim a ride to her aunt’s home in his vehicle.
Thereafter, the man led the victim to his vehicle and told her to sit inside, which when the man entered the vehicle, police say that’s when the assault occurred.
Surveillance footage that was released by authorities showcase the suspect wearing either an orange or red baseball hat with a dark colored jacket.
Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding the incident or the suspect. Those with any tips related to the case can call the Philadelphia Police’s Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3252.
In other cases involving police needing assistance identifying a suspect, authorities in Bell Garden, California are trying to identify the man who tried to sexually assault a woman in a bathroom at a local shopping center.
DO YOU KNOW HIM? Police say they are searching for this man, who was armed with scissors when he forced his way into a bathroom at a Bell Gardens shopping center and committed a sexual assault. https://t.co/kuAlNZkrkr pic.twitter.com/N8lRICnTW1
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) November 17, 2020
According to Sgt. Angelo Sinisi from the Bell Gardens Police Department, the attempted assault took place on November 16th just before 4:00 p.m. at the Petco in the Los Jardines Shopping Center.
The suspect had apparently forced his way into the store bathroom – armed with a pair of scissors – after following a female employee went inside.
Sgt. Sinisi noted the woman was injured during the attack saying “she did suffer a facial injury, injuries on one of her arms and her legs” but she was able to push the assailant off of her and escape without further harm.
Police have described the suspect as a black male, aged between 25 and 35-years-old, standing somewhere between 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 with a medium build and a flat-top style haircut.
Anyone with information on this case or the suspect’s identity or whereabouts are asked to please call Bell Gardens Detective Sergeant Sinisi at (562) 806-7694 or the department’s Dispatch Center at (562) 806-7600.
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