Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspects responsible for Robbery – Bodily Injury and Credit Card Abuse.
On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the victim was standing outside a vehicle talking to a male and female who pulled up next to her in a sports bar parking lot located in the 3100 block of Fountain View Dr. in Houston, TX. While inside the vehicle, the male driver grabbed the victim’s purse and drove off as he dragged her and caused injuries. The victim’s purse contained her personal belongings including her credit cards. Over the next several days, the victim’s credit cards were used by several different suspects.
The robbery was not captured on video. However, surveillance cameras captured one suspect using the victim’s credit card at a gas station located in the 10400 block of Bissonnet Dr. minutes after the robbery.
Surveillance cameras also captured two suspects using the victim’s credit card at a business located in the 8600 block of Westheimer Rd. and another suspect using the victim’s credit card at a business located in the 5800 block of Fondren Rd. in Houston, TX.
Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637) or via our mobile app (Crime Stoppers Houston). All tipsters remain anonymous.
Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan will begin carrying out a new government mandate from the Texas Attorney General’s Office, denying certain parent’s vehicle registration if they are behind on child support payments.
“I want to urge the public to be aware this law is taking effect, to be prepared and to get in touch with the Attorney General’s office to take care of their obligations,” said Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan.
Beginning in September, parents who are 180 days behind on child support payments will be denied the ability to register their automobiles.
“This is an administrative office. We are now being directed to act as enforcement for the Texas Attorney General and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and that concerns me,” said Sullivan.
The Texas Attorney General will notify parents 90 days prior to their registration renewal date, warning them their registration will not be processed unless they contact the OAG to setup a payment plan. They must make a satisfactory payment toward the plan to qualify.
“Texas children deserve financial assistance. I understand and support the intent of the law. On the other hand, I am concerned this will extend our wait times, create longer lines and lead to more vehicles on the road without valid registrations,” said Sullivan.
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Automobile Division performs more than 4.5 million automobile transactions each year. It serves as an agent for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, assisting in motor vehicle registration, registration and title fee collections and distribution to proper entities. Learn more about the Automobile Services Division by visiting www.hctax.net.