GREENSPOINT – Two teens were allegedly involved in “driveway robberies” in residential areas of Greenspoint last Thursday morning, according to Precinct 4 deputies, who were called to the scene of several of the robberies.
At 12:15 a.m. they received calls that armed robberies were taking place as people returned into their driveways in the Aldine Westfield area.
In one robbery, a mother and her 5 month old baby were held up, at the Crescent Apartments. Her car was stolen, after she took her baby out of it, and the two teens allegedly used it for a series of robberies in the area after that.
At 1:45, David Gibson Jr. was accosted in the front of his house by the teens, with a gun, and forced to drive to a nearby Bank of America ATM on FM 1960. At the bank they demanded he withdraw money from his account, and the machine would only give him $800 when they asked for more. Then they returned to his house and retrieved the first stolen car.
Precinct 4 deputies spotted the car soon after, and chased them for six miles before they crashed. At that time deputies apprehended a 14 year old, but the other teen escaped on foot.
The victim, David Gibson, observed that the two were very calm and seem “practiced” at their robberies, suggesting they had done this before.
If you have information on this crime, please call Crimestoppers at 713-222-TIPS. A reward is offered for information.