KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Fort Bend County Precinct 3 deputies have captured a robbery suspect who had law enforcement concerned about students who would be walking to Cinco Ranch High and Junior High on April 4. The arrest happened before school started.
On Wednesday afternoon the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office had ground units and a helicopter searching for the suspect.
“We are searching the area of Westheimer Parkway / Commercial Center to SH 99 for a robbery suspect,” said a post on Facebook.
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He is accused of stealing a phone and may have been armed with a knife according to the sheriff’s office.
At 10:35 a.m. Thursday the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constables Office released the following statemement:
Deputies with the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office apprehended a robbery suspect believed to have been involved in an armed robbery in the parking lot of a local business located at Cinco Ranch Boulevard and Commercial Center Boulevard on April 3, 2019.
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on the morning of April 4, a Fort Bend County Pct. 3 deputy noticed a suspicious person at the Cinco Ranch Water Park. Upon investigation the individual advised the deputy this was the location he filled his water bottle and where he charged his phone. The deputy identified the individual via his driver’s license, and after determining he was clear of any warrants, released him not knowing he was a possible suspect in the previous day’s robbery. Shortly thereafter it was determined that the individual was in fact a possible suspect when the deputy discovered that the individual he had just identified and the suspect from the robbery were of the same race and age, and that both were wearing camouflage pants.
Deputies then went to the address gleaned from the suspect’s driver’s license and spoke with the suspect’s mother and advised her they were looking for her son. The mother called her son via telephone and advised him that the authorities were looking for him. The suspect told his mother that he would meet the deputies in front of the KISD bus barn located on Falcon Landing Boulevard. Deputies went to that location but the suspect had not shown up. A deputy then called the suspect using a phone number supplied by the mother and made contact with him. The suspect told the deputy he was still walking to the bus barn and would meet them there. Shortly thereafter, the suspect arrived at the bus barn on foot where he was taken into custody, given his Miranda warning and turned over to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.