HPD: Man with pizza box robs 2 gas stations back-to-back in Pasadena

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PASADENA, TX — Houston police are searching for a man accused of committing armed robbery twice in one day at two gas stations on the city’s south side.

Houston Police Department officials said an armed man entered a gas station around 4:30 a.m. July 4 in the 2000 block of Allen Genoa Road in Pasadena.

Police said he was wielding a black pistol and what appears to be a Little Caesar’s Pizza box.

Investigators said the man — wearing a gray hoodie and believed to be in his late 20s — approached the front counter and drew his weapon. The man demanded the cashier give him the money from the register. He then left the store on foot in an unknown direction, officers said.

Police said about 30 minutes later, the same man appeared at a second gas station located in the 7900 block of Howard Drive. Investigators said he may have been carrying the same pizza box when he entered the convenience store and used his gun to demanded money from the cashier.

He then left the gas station on foot in an unknown direction, again. Police are still searching for him.

Anyone with information regarding the two robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).