UPDATED: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 10:33pm
Belton Police Department — The Belton Police Department is seeking the assistance of the Central Texas community to identify two men involved in an aggravated robbery and kidnapping in the 500 block of E. 6th Street in Belton on Friday, January 3, 2014. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to arrests in the case.
At about 10:30 p.m., the victim got off work at Jake's Chinese Buffet, 520 E. 6th St., and was walking through the parking lot when he was approached by two Hispanic men in an older model blue Ford. An armed passenger got out of the car, robbed the victim, and forced him into the trunk at gunpoint.
The victim told officers the passenger then re-entered the car before it drove off and made numerous stops at unknown locations. The men drove around for several hours before releasing the unharmed victim at approximately 7 a.m. in the 1200 block of Valley Mills Dr. in Waco. The suspects then fled the area.
The passenger suspect is described as follows:
-- Hispanic Male 25 to 30 years old
-- 5'8" to 5'10" with a medium build
-- Black haircut in a Mohawk-style
-- Brown eyes
-- Tattoos on both arms, including a portrait of a female face the left forearm
-- Last seen wearing light brown shirt with a thick gold chain around his neck, baggie blue jeans, and black jacket.
The driver was described only as an Hispanic man.
The car the men were using, a blue older model compact, had a broken passenger window that was covered with plastic and tape.
Belton detectives are asking anyone with information about this aggravated robbery and kidnapping to contact Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), or online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. To send a tip via text message, text BELLCO along with your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Text HELP for help or STOP to stop the tip. Message and data rates apply. All information is confidential and anonymous. If your tip leads to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash.