Only weeks after a series of robberies and threats to elderly residents occured at the Commons of Grace apartments on Tidwell Road, Houston Police and Channel 2 News have reported another brutal attack and robbery of a resident.
This follows promises by management of increased surveillance and more security guards for the complex, as well as changes in locks and gates.
In the most recent incident of crime, it is alleged that four men accosted an elderly man, Percy Gipson, as he returned from work at 3:30 am on Friday July 27. He was allegedly attacked with a hammer in the hallway of his apartment building, beaten and robbed of his wallet, keys and a gun.
According to his grandson, Damil Gipson, visiting his grandfather at Memorial Hermann Hospital emergency room, Gipson suffered a fractured skull and was bleeding from the brain.
Regional property manager for NPR, the manager of the apartment complex, Maritza Miranda told Channel 2 that they are Òbeefing up the patrolÓ and working with authorities to stop the crimes. She said they have surveillance video that may show the perpetrators of the attack, and this has been given to the police.