Houston Police and Crime Stoppers Looking for Suspect Wanted for Felony Theft by Swindle
HOUSTON, TX - Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspects responsible for a Felony Theft – by Swindle.
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., two suspects stole a large sum of cash from an elderly victim in a parking lot located in the 13700 block of the East Freeway in Houston, Texas. During this incident, both suspects approached the elderly victim inside of a Supercenter. The suspects showed the victim a makeup bag (which appeared to have a stack of cash inside). The victim told the suspects that the makeup bag did not belong to her. The suspects explained that in order for the victim to keep the money, the victim would have to withdraw cash from the bank (so the money will not have the same serial numbers). The victim withdrew the money and met the suspects in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The victim gave the money to the suspects, who told the victim to wait in the car while they counted the money. The suspects walked away from the victim and never came back.
Suspect #1: Black male, 60 – 70 years old, 5'5” - 5'6”, 170 lbs., with a medium complexion.
Suspect #2: Black female, 50 – 60 years old, 5'6” - 5'7”, 250 - 300 lbs., dark complexion and short blonde hair.
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.