T-Mobile store in Texas robbed, gunman makes off with cash


Following a robbery at a T-Mobile store earlier this month, the local police are on a search for the gunman.

On January 17, a T-Mobile store in Sugar Land, Texas was robbed at around 8:00 pm, two hours after the store closed. The robber knocked on the store’s front door and, after one of the store’s employees opened the door, he forced his way in and showed a gun. He then told the two employees to stay in a bathroom in the back of the store while he took money and left.

The store’s surveillance camera captured the robber in action, and the video has been uploaded to the web. You can view it right here.

As I mentioned before, police are still searching for the robber, who is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s that is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall. Anyone with details can call Sugar Land Police at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-8477.

Seeing the robber pull out a gun must’ve be a scary experience for the two employees, but thankfully he didn’t fire his weapon. Here’s to hoping that the local police catch the robber and that the workers recover from the emotional distress of the robbery.

Thanks for the tip, John!

Sources: Click2Houston, City of Sugar Land

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  • kgraham182

    T-Mobile stores get robbed everyday B.

    • James Arnold

      Please cite your source on this. I work in one and if this was happening every day I think the word would spread.

      Also I wonder why they opened the door for someone 2 hours after closing. At that time I’d expect the phones and money would all be secured in the time delay safes.

      • Zacamandapio

        Something fishy.

      • StevenM

        Ignore the guy. He’s a Tmo troll.

        • A-Squared

          lol clearly the person that commented missed all of the attempted humor and movie referenced in the initial post.. smh.. lol

    • A-Squared

      lol clearly James missed all of the attempted humor and movie referenced in the initial post.. smh.. lol

      • VINN

        Weird that all these guys took him seriously.

        What movie are you talking about?

        • kgraham182

          Paid in Full, Cam’ron has a line where he says N*ggas get shot everyday B

  • Bklynman

    Why did he open the door after the store was closed?

  • Guest

    Almost seem like only T-Mobile are being robbed. Why would robber choose T-Mobile over other carrier or business. Because they offer free and unlimited stuff, so they think the have unlimited amount of stuff. They not worry they may get throttle?… Jk

    • Zacamandapio

      If you knew.
      T-Mobile phones have the most bands and are worth a lot in my opinion. They seem to have AT&T bands and some. I think people sell them overseas or something because they have to be blacklisted after they are no longer in the system.

  • gmo8492

    Wow this T-Mobile store closes early, the one near me is open until 9pm. Sucks that this guy turned out to be a lowlife. The employees probably thought it was a customer looking for help.

    • Stefan Naumowicz

      This was on a Sunday, 6pm is pretty typical for closing time on a Sunday

  • Paul Garrison

    I hope he gets the Death Penalty. Beast, thug, and scum of the earth.

    • Rob

      The death penalty when he didn’t kill a person? That’s a bit much.

      • Drewski


      • Ryan Neely

        He quite deliberately broke the law. Why give him a chance to do it again?

        • Rob

          If we put everyone who ever broke the law to death, nobody would be alive. All of us have broken the law at some point and if you’re going to go so far as to point out that he deliberately broke the law in a broad way then that means everyone who took a drink underage, smoked a cigarette underage, ever did any drugs, ever drove faster than the speed limit, ever stole something whether it was candy from a store or money out of mom’s purse, and a host of other crimes people don’t think twice about should be on death row too.

          The sad fact is that people make mistakes. Then when they get punished for those mistakes and do their time, they continue to be punished by society after the fact. Most repeat offenders wouldn’t have repeat offenses if the system wasn’t stacked against them. As long as we have for-profit prisons, we will always have a crime problem, not because these are bad people, but because ex-cons are rarely given a chance to have a decent life again after incarceration.

          People with your attitude towards human life are the reason that society is such a mess in the first place. The guy stole some cash, he didn’t shoot the employees, and he left. Death should be reserved only for extreme cases. This guy should get 10 years at the most.

        • Ryan Neely

          Underage drinking is also inexcusable. The only reason people do it is because they know they can get away with it.

        • Rob

          Or because it’s not allowed and kids and teenagers like to test boundaries. I’ve done more than my fair share of things growing up and I’ve even been to jail. That doesn’t make me a bad person and I’ve proven that because I outgrew my rebellious phase. No I’ve never robbed a person or a store but I’ve definitely got quite the list of things I did when I was younger that could have gotten me in immense trouble if I ever got caught and anyone who says they don’t have skeletons in their closet is lying or has a severe memory deficit, possibly of the selective kind.

        • Ryan Neely

          Yeah, and you turned out just fine, by growing up to make sure that future generations repeat your mistakes.

        • Adam

          Koch Industries no longer has job application questions about criminal records. You are welcome to your opinion that some people are better dead, just quit asking us tax payers to enforce your opinion with our dollars.

        • Ryan Neely

          10 years of jail is so much more expensive than a bullet, I’d say your argument works quite well against you. Do you even read what you type before you post it?

        • Adam
        • AS118

          Unless he’s a recidivist that’s a murder and/or a rapist, honestly, why go for the death penalty? I’m not against capital punishment, just against the liberal and extremely lax application of it.

          Sure there are repeat, violent offenders that are mentally unstable and socially destructive, but there are also people that could easily reform if given a second or even third chance.

  • Why were they there 2 hours after the store closed and why did they open the door?

  • dontknowyet

    T-Mobile have a strict policy of opening the door after closing for what it’s worth you’re not allow to open or close the store alone
    As fo why were they there so late after closing? Could’ve been a few things like a marketing change out or inventory prep.

  • Jordan

    There are three problems :

    1) Why are you at the store so late?? (even marketing refresh or inventory shouldn’t be there two hours after close most likely)

    2) Why did you open the door??? Glass Doors, talk through the glass.

    3) Why was there still money in the store and not in the safe??? At that point at night, there is NO excuse why the stores money shouldn’t have been in the safe.

    This whole story smells fishy to me…

    • S Dot

      As a former employee that’s EXACTLY what I was thinking. Unless this report is unclear in that it’s actually referring to “two hours after the store was scheduled to close” and they had a bunch of customers that came in last second and kept them late. But that only addresses why they were even still there. Why in the world would you open the door if you’ve already closed and locked up? Especially if the drawers are open. Glad everyone is safe, but this doesn’t sit right.

  • Zach Chadwick

    Sugar Land Police…. Can a city gain such a horrible name again? Honestly, sounds like a pornographic name. Haha.

    • MisterSuperGod

      It was you that pulled that hold up job, wasn’t it?
      i saw the resemblance immediately.
      No sweat man, i ain’t no NARC. *Whispers under breath* Call the freakin’ cops!

    • Jay Holm

      Uhh, ever heard of Wikipedia? Look it up, there is this thing called history. Also, Sugarland is one of the best suburbs of Houston!

      • Zach Chadwick

        Seriously Jay, I thought it was funny to myself. If you don’t, then that’s fine. You ever see those images on Instagram or Twitter where they show stick images, along with the following words; ‘this is Bill. Bill sees something that offends him. Bill scrolls past and doesn’t let it bother him. Be like Bill’.? That applies to you.

        • AS118

          To be fair, if you have the right to say something that offends someone, they have the right to say something that offends you.

        • Zach Chadwick

          This Blog Site’s readers and commentators have gone nuts. You guys attack everything and everyone else who remotely says anything out of contrast, or slightly funny. As a result, I’m finished reading this blog. I’m done. Bye Alex Wagner. Thanks for the good reads.

        • patt

          Lol yea so many people get butt hurt I also find Sugar Land funny :D

  • Ryan Neely

    If only those employees had guns!

    • Adam

      This robber is obviously lazy and did zero research before picking T-Mobile. Otherwise, he would have seen the news stories that robbers can get shot when trying to steal T-Mobile cell phones.

    • VINN

      Or brains!

  • oldmantiburon

    Fake ass beard this dude had. He might be an employee friend cause he only took cash. No phones. Look at there FB you will find that dumb ass.

    • atown7475

      I thought it was Drake

  • notyourbusiness

    What I don’t get is why an employee opened the door to this guy 2 hours after the store closed.

    • Squad50

      Thinking the samething.

  • 0neTw0

    Sad that pretty much every phone in that store shoots better video than the actual security camera. Plus, Who ever thought mounting them so high was a good idea. Must have been a thief.