$120,000 bond set for suspect arrested in 2 robberies, Snapchat shooting video

HOUSTON — The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man allegedly seen in a Snapchat video shooting a gun from a moving car. That same man is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in west Harris County.

Mason Gray, 20, went before a Harris County judge early Wednesday and his bond was set at $60,000 for each offense, totaling $120,000. In court, the judge mentioned the suspect had virtually no criminal history prior to the robberies.

The sheriff's office said the Snapchat video, which was later released to the public, helped detectives link Gray to two robberies committed at different Valero gas station on March 1, 2017.

According to court documents, the suspect entered the store in the 2200 block of Fry Road three times to browse the soft drink isle before robbing the clerk at gunpoint. Investigators said he stole $120.  Officers responded to the scene around 12:45 a.m., but at that point, the alleged robber had already left on foot.

Gray is also accused of robbing a second Valero gas station in the 22500 block of Franz Road hours later. Investigators said Gray walked into the store and bought tobacco before leaving the store and then returning two minutes later. During the second visit, deputies said the suspect pulled out a handgun and robbed the cashier of $100.

He then left the store on foot, deputies aid.

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