Facebook Marketplace: Armed Suspects Rob Man Selling Car in Houston

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Police are looking for two guys who are accused of robbing a man at gunpoint in a hotel carpark lot along the North Freeway in April. Surveillance video captured the encounter.

On April 4, this occurred in the 6100 block of the North Freeway.

According to Houston police, the guy was trying to sell his Nissan Altima on Facebook Marketplace when a potential buyer contacted him.

According to the victim, the possible buyer suggested that they rendezvous in a hotel parking lot. He said the customer arrived in the parking lot shortly before 3:30 p.m., accompanied by another guy in a gray Hyundai Accent.

As the driver of the Hyundai backed out of the parking place, the two males got out and walked towards the victim’s vehicle, according to police. One of the males entered the Nissan’s back seat while brandishing a weapon at him.

The victim attempted to flee, but the suspect ordered him to halt while holding the gun to the back of his neck, according to authorities. The suspects grabbed the victim’s wallet and mobile phones after he stopped his car.

According to investigators, the suspects then fled in their Hyundai.

The identity used on the potential purchasers’ Facebook page was a forgery that did not provide proper information that leads to the suspects’ identify.

The first suspect is a Black male between the ages of 25 and 35, standing 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing around 200 pounds. He was dressed in black jeans and a hoodie.

The second suspect is described as a Black male between the ages of 25 and 35, wearing black trousers and a black sweatshirt, according to police.

If you have any information on this investigation, please contact Crime Stoppers of Houston.

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