CONROE– Police arrested one suspect, and hope to identify another, following two aggravated robberies that occurred at Conroe businesses over the weekend.
Traveon Dominique Anderson, 18, of Houston, was charged with aggravated robbery and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
Bond was set at $75,000.
Despite being only 18, Saturday’s arrest was not Anderson’s first involving a firearm. Public Data shows the 6 foot 3 inch teen has barely begun his three-year probation sentence received last August in Harris County for the third-degree felony charge of “deadly conduct by knowingly discharging a firearm at or in the direction of a habitation, building, or vehicle.”
Conroe Police officials say the first armed robbery occurred in the early hours of Saturday, at the Shell station on South Loop 336 when a man left his friend’s vehicle running with the doors unlocked while he went inside the store.
When the victim emerged from the store, he found a black male in the driver’s seat of his friend’s purple Buick Lesabre. The victim confronted the car thief, who showed him a handgun and told the victim to get out his way.
The gunman then stopped in the parking lot where he appeared to be meeting with people in two other vehicles. All three went south on Interstate 45, and descriptions of the purple Buick and the other cars were dispatched to area law enforcement. Before long, an officer in an unmarked vehicle saw them near the Harris County line. The officer continued following the purple Buick, providing his location, while Harris County deputies were contacted and headed in his direction.
Deputies stopped the vehicle near the intersection of FM 1960 and Imperial Valley Drive and arrested the driver, who the victim identified the suspect. A black pistol and a driver’s license belonging to the car’s registered owner were found inside.
The second robbery occurred, around 8:45 Sunday evening. A man wearing a black ski mask and a gray hoodie walked into the Subway Sandwich Shop in the 900 block of North Frazier where he showed the clerk what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the gunman emptied the cash register then fled on foot.
The bandit was also wearing a red shirt and black shoes and was 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing around 180 pounds. The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the Subway robbery is asked to contact the Conroe Police Department at (936)522-3200