Watch: Six suspects wanted for Houston robbery, pistol-whipped 60 year old woman

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Houston, Texas – Police in Houston are searching for six suspects involved in an armed robbery where a 60-year-old female gas station clerk was pistol-whipped by one of the armed suspects. The Houston Police Department recently released captured surveillance footage from the incident and are urging the public to help identify these violent criminals.

Police say that the robbery took place on July 23rd at approximately 6:00 a.m., at a convenience store located near Greenspoint Drive and the Sam Houston Tollway. The surveillance footage showcases a young black male entering the store alone, only to purchase a soda.

What police made note of, was that the person purchasing the soda appeared to be casing the convenience store briefly, while also looking outside of the store – almost as if he was looking at someone outside.

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Roughly 30 seconds after the man purchased the soda, five people stormed inside of the convenience store with one of them armed with a gun.

Officials working the case stated that the female clerk was dragged behind the store counter, and one suspect demanded that she open the ATM while he pointed a gun at her head. The victim stated that she did not have access to the ATM, so then the suspects were said to have ordered her to open up the store safe.

Once again, the victim stated that she did not have a means to access the store safe either and that is when the man armed with the gun pistol-whipped her on the head.

During the robbery, the suspects made off with the cash registers, cigarettes, and various other merchandise. Police say that’s when the suspects fled the scene inside of a black 4-door vehicle.

A reward of up to $5,000 is said to be available for information that can lead to the arrest of suspects involved in this case. Information and tips can be also reported anonymously at (713) 222-TIPS or online at www.crimestoppers.org.

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In New York City, a 20-year-old former college football star was shot on July 27th inside of a deli in Queens. Police say that the shooting, which left the young man critically wounded, came about because the victim accidentally bumped into the gunman.

The victim in this case was identified as Malachi Capers. Rodney Harrison, who serves as the NYPD’s Chief of Detectives, shared news of the incident on Twitter on July 28th, and made note of the security footage obtained that brought more insight into the investigation:

“Yesterday afternoon, police officers responded to 136 Deli & Grill on Springfield Blvd in Queens for a male shot. As you can see in the video, the perpetrator, identified as Jeffrey Thurston, starts a verbal argument after the victim attempts to walk past him.”

The video demonstrates a situation that should have never escalated to the manner that it did. Chief Harrison’s online statement continued, noting just how quickly this turned into a shooting incident:

“The argument then escalated into a physical confrontation when Thurston punches the victim in the face. Thurston then produces a pistol and shoots the victim once in the abdomen. At this time, the victim is in critical condition.”

While police have identified who the suspect is, they’re asking for assistance in locating his current whereabouts according to Chief Harrison:

“Anyone with information pertaining to Jeffrey Thurston’s location is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or DM @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential”

The victim, who has been a defensive end for SUNY Buffalo’s football team since 2018, is believed to not have personally known the shooter prior to the confrontation.

As for his current status, Capers was transported over to Jamaica Hospital, and is still listed as being in critical condition. However, the victim is expected to survive.

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