HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities need assistance trying to find a person accused of stealing a bag of cupcakes after punching a southwest Houston retailer clerk within the face.
According to the Houston Police Department, a person went inside a comfort retailer on the 6000 block of Almeda Road, close to Hermann Park, at about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Officials mentioned the person initially acted like a buyer and walked across the retailer earlier than pulling out a knife.
Surveillance video reveals the person leaping over-the-counter and punching a lady, knocking her to the ground.
That worker spoke to ABC13 on Thursday evening. Alejandra Almaguer says it was her first day at her new job. She felt helpless and terrified.
“With this hand, he has his blade and is trying to [gesturing] go like that to me, but I’m holding on to his hand…He tried to go for the neck,” Almaguer mentioned. “Since I was holding on to his arm, he didn’t get to stab me. So I was holding on to his arm, and he starts punching me.”
HPD mentioned the person then tried to stab her a number of instances, however she was capable of hold him from doing so by holding onto his arm.
That’s when a buyer walked into the shop, noticed what was taking place, and instructed the person to cease whereas calling the police.
The man stopped assaulting the clerk, grabbed the bag of cupcakes, and fled the shop, HPD mentioned.
“While I’m in the ambulance, that’s when I break. And I’m like, ‘I could’ve died. Something could’ve happened to me,” Almaguer mentioned.
She hopes the person is discovered so he would not hurt anybody else. She additionally give up her job after the assault.
Police describe the suspect as a Black, dark-skinned man, about 5 toes 10 inches with curly hair, who wore a maroon shirt and black sweatpants.
If you’ve any info associated to this investigation, you might be urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston immediately. Information resulting in the charging and/or arrest of any felony suspects might end in a money fee of as much as $5,000.
Tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers immediately to stay nameless and to be thought of for a money fee by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a web based tip at www.crime-stoppers.org or by way of the Crime Stoppers cellular app.
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