HOUSTON – Frightening surveillance footage of two armed suspects robbing the Katz Boutique near Highway 59 and the Beltway 8 at 2 am on Christmas Eve– and then committing a horrific act!
“[The suspect] pointed a pistol at the cashier, went into the cashier booth, stole a safe and two cash register drawers containing cash with a value between $5,000 and $6,000,” Officer Jeremy Spurlock said.
Police said while the store clerk had her back turned, one of the men fired a single shot at the woman as he walked away.
“She was shot in the back, while she was complying with the guys committing the robbery,” Spurlock said.
Officers said all the victim remembers is losing “feeling” in her legs.
“It is believed at this time that she is paralyzed, possibly permanently,” Spurlock said.
At the moment, the officer said investigator have no clues to go on besides a maroon Ford 5-250 that was involved in the crime.
“In the time that I’ve been in robbery, this is one of the most obvious acts of cowardice I’ve seen,” Spurlock said.
Crime Stoppers and Katz Boutique are offering a cash reward for tips leading to an arrest. Anyone with information related to the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the HPD robbery division at 713-308-0700.
“If they don’t get stopped soon,” Spurlock warned. “they are going to kill somebody.”