HPD: Police search for armed men in discount store robbery

Dollar Store robbers

HOUSTON — Officers are still searching for two men accused of robbing a discount store at gunpoint over the summer, The Houston Police Department said.

The men walked, armed with pistols, and demanded money from employees at the Dollar Store in the 9400 block of Main Street, police said. The duo then forced the staff to open the business’ safe, from which the men stole an undisclosed amount of money, officers said.

After packing their bags with cash, investigators said the alleged robbers ran out the back door in an unknown direction. The entire incident was caught on surveillance camera, police said.

Investigators said one man is around 6-foot-1 and weighs about 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie and black jeans, officers said. The other gunman is described a man in his late 20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black bandanna on his head, a black shirt and blue jeans, officers said.

Anyone with information related to whereabouts of the two men is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for tips leading to an arrest.