Recently, Officer P. Miranda received an Aggravated Robbery call at a video game store. Once he arrived he determined that two male suspects had entered the store and while threating the employees with pistols, stole over a $1000.00 worth of merchandise. Officer Miranda quickly gathered the suspect descriptions and had it broadcasted to the officers patrolling the area. After gathering the necessary information for a report, Officer Miranda went to his patrol where he was met by a citizen who stated he had noticed two males running to jump in a car. The citizen stated that it looked suspicious to him so he followed the car to a nearby apartment complex.
Based upon this information, Officers V. Maldonado, D. Salinas and Officer J. Estrada went to this apartment complex and found the vehicle the citizen had seen parked at the rear of the complex. No one was in the vehicle, but they soon discovered that the clothing that was inside the vehicle matched the described clothing worn by the two robbery suspects. Officers were able to identify and locate an elderly female who owned the vehicle. Additionally, they learned that the elderly female’s grandsons had used the vehicle and that the clothing in the vehicle belonged to them. Officers located the two grandsons who denied any involvement and agreed to go to the robbery location for identification purposes. Once back at the robbery scene, the two suspects were positively identified and taken into custody. Both were charged with Aggravated Robbery.
These officers played an intricate role in seeing this investigation and arrest through to a safe and successful conclusion. As a result of their determination, dedication and experience, two aggravated robbery suspects have been removed from our community and brought to justice, making Houston a safer place to live and work.
HPD would like to commend these officers for a job well done.