KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
December 17, 2018
by Katrina Katsarelis
On Saturday, December 15, In less than an hour, 3-4 armed suspects robbed several victims at local businesses and establishments in Katy. According to the Katy Police Department, the suspects are three black males and one black female. One of the black males produced a firearm. The crimes happened at night but victims descriptions of the car ranged from gray, silver and/or brown.
Police believe these suspects were involved in three back-to-back robberies on Saturday night between the hours of 8:50 PM to 9:37 PM. The Katy Police issued a statement today stating they are actively investigating the crimes.
THREE ARMED ROBBERIES IN A ROW
The first robbery occurred at the Speed Queen Washateria on Katyland Drive. The robber stole $300 cash and an employee's wallet.
Less than 45 minutes later, a man in the Katy Mills parking lot was approached by robbers who stole his wallet, cell phone, and cash.
Minutes later, the robbers held up a couple at gun point at a nearby Walmart Supercenter on Marketplace Drive in Katy. The victims also claimed the robbers also showed up at their home. The Katy Police Department believe the crimes are related.
WHO TO CALL
Because the Katy Area encompasses three counties and one city, residents are often confused as to which agency to report crimes to. Victims should always call 9-1-1 and the correct agency will be dispatched. With so many police agencies covering various parts of Katy, tracking the number of crimes in the area is also a challenge.
According to the Fort Bend Constable, Precinct 3, they have confirmed there have been four robberies since Thanksgiving. The Katy Police report three crimes. See the tweet below:
The Katy Police Department posted safety tips as to what residents can do to stay safe.