UPDATE: MCTX Sheriff Arrests One in Linked Aggravated Robbery Incidents
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- On Sunday, September 26, 2021, at about 6:55 AM, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of an Aggravated Robbery at the Murphy gas station located at 3042 College Park Drive in The Woodlands, Texas. During the investigation, it was learned two black males entered the store and one of them displayed a handgun to the store clerk and demanded money. After taking several items, the suspects left the area in a white Lexus car.
Deputies located the vehicle, and after a pursuit into Houston, one of the suspects was arrested. The arrested male, who is no stranger to the criminal justice system, was identified as a 15-year-old juvenile who resides in Harris County. The juvenile was transported to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle.
Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide and Violent Crime Unit are investigating the Aggravated Robbery incidents as well the identity of the second robbery suspect. Additional charges may be filed.
If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #21A296499 (Walmart incident), #21A297238 (Texaco incident), or #21A299450 (Walmart Murphy’s gas station incident).
A message from Sheriff Rand Henderson to area criminals: “Do not come into Montgomery County to commit predatory crimes. The Sheriff’s Office and its law enforcement partners stand ready to find you, arrest you, and bring you to justice. I am proud of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who worked hard to take this violent criminal off the streets before he hurt someone. The Montgomery County Justice System is not a revolving door for repeat offenders who continue to victimize residents in Montgomery County. This county is a safer place thanks to their hard work.”