Houston crime: Wild surveillance footage shows would-be robbers chasing victims into Galleria area, sparking panic

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Wild surveillance video from inside an uptown Houston Starbucks shows the frantic moments as two attempted robbers chased a man through the crowded store.

Now the Houston police are looking for the men seen in the video, who are wanted for aggravated robbery.

The incident happened on August 16, but HPD didn’t release the footage until Wednesday.

Police said the victim, who buys and sells phones for his business, planned to meet with two men around 4 p.m. to purchase 12 iPhones at a Starbucks in the Galleria area at 2500 Post Oak

The victim told police he was walking out of the cafe toward the parking lot when he saw two men with guns walking toward him.

Then the man ran into the crowded store. Surveillance video shows the two suspects running after him as desperate customers disperse.

You can view the store’s surveillance footage in the video player above.

In an attempt to escape, the victim jumped over the counter, police said. The suspects followed, also jumping over the counter, but eventually gave up and fled the scene in a white van.

Police described both wanted suspects as black males aged between 21 and 25, approximately 5’11 and 150 pounds. One of the men wore a black jacket and red trousers, the other a dark jacket and black trousers.

Contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly if you have information regarding this investigation. Information leading to the indictment and/or arrest of a crime suspect may result in a cash payment of up to $5,000. Tipsters must contact Crime Stoppers directly to remain anonymous and be considered for a cash payment by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), an online tip at www.crime-stoppers.org, or through the mobile app Submit by Crime Stoppers.

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