Foul On All Levels: Man Gets Robbed & Kidnapped at Gunpoint by His Own Roommate [Video]

Foul On All Levels: Man Gets Robbed & Kidnapped at Gunpoint by His Own Roommate [Video]
Foul On All Levels: Man Gets Robbed & Kidnapped at Gunpoint by His Own Roommate [Video]

According to ABC13, police say a man was just about 25 miles from home when he managed to escape the individual who had earlier pointed a gun at him in his own kitchen.

The latter incident was caught on a home security video, which helped Houston police find 29-year-old Joshua DeLoach, who is suspected of robbing and kidnapping his roommate late on May 8 in the 300 block of Eado Park Circle.

A man in all black walks into the frame with a bag in the 31-second video, which was published for the first time Monday. He then drops the bag and starts pulling out a handgun, pointing it at someone who can be heard but is not seen.

Get down,” the armed man says to the individual before repeatedly instructing him to be “on your knees.”

The person in the background is then heard begging with the armed man.

“Bro…what’s the issue?” a person inquires…

At the end of the video, the armed suspect tells the victim that he is not playing around before approaching him.

According to an HPD press statement, the rest of the victim’s awful experience included the suspect forcing him to open his individual safe and start making money transfers through two mobile money service accounts.

According to police, the accused then forced the victim into the rear cargo area of his own vehicle and tied his hands and feet. The victim was then driven numerous miles away before the accused parked the vehicle and told him not to move, according to police.

According to police, the victim was able to flee the car and flag down a witness for assistance. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office was the first to arrive at the victim’s location near Jones Road and FM-1960.

The victim, who suffered only minor wrist injuries, identified the suspect as DeLoach and told detectives that he had actually asked the suspect to leave the Eado Park Circle home before the robbery.

DeLoach was not in custody as of Monday afternoon for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping.

Anyone who has seen DeLoach is asked to call the HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).


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