2016 City News Releases

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Food Express Robbery Surveillance Video Shows Persons of Interest

Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/PersonsOfInterest and www.sugarlandtx.gov/FoodExpressGunmen

Sugar Land, TX – Sugar Land detectives are looking for two men seen on surveillance video prior to a robbery at Food Express, 1314 Bournewood, on Jan. 6.

The owner said two Hispanic men wearing masks and hoodies entered the store just before 9 p.m., displayed handguns and took merchandise and cash from the register.

Five customers were also robbed. In each instance, they were confronted by a man with a handgun and motioned to the back of the store, where wallets and phones were stolen. The gunmen were last seen running from the store. No one was injured, and the entire incident lasted about 12 minutes.

Store surveillance video from earlier that day shows two men whose physical characteristics and mannerisms are strikingly similar to the gunmen. The two men arrived in separate vehicles just before 3 p.m. -- one in a white Ford Crown Victoria and the other in a small white four-door passenger vehicle.

After entering the store together, one waited at the front near a beer cooler while the other walked to the back. They approached the counter together, and one of the men paid for two beers and a can of soda. As they walked away from the counter, they slapped hands before exiting the store and driving away in separate vehicles. While inside the store, both appeared nervous and repeatedly looked around.

Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

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