Man framed, robbed at gunpoint in front of SW Houston home after trying to sell iPads on apps

Houston Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Gunmen Who Framed and Robbed Man Selling iPad

The Houston Police Department is pleading with the public to come forward with any information they may have about a robbery that occurred in southwest Houston on March 12. According to authorities, a man was robbed at gunpoint while attempting to sell his iPad in front of a residence located in the 4700 block of Ridgeton Drive.

The victim, who agreed to meet a man named “Joshua” at around noon after posting an ad on an app, was met by another unknown male who emerged from the passenger seat of a white Jeep SUV wielding a shotgun. The suspect pointed the weapon at the victim and demanded his iPad, before climbing back into the Jeep and driving away from the scene.

Police have since determined that the license plate of the Jeep had been stolen and that the vehicle did not belong to the suspects.

Descriptions of the suspects have been provided by officers investigating the case. The first suspect, known as “Joshua,” is believed to be a woman in her mid-to-late twenties with a slim build and pigtails. The second suspect is described as a man between the ages of 20 to 25 with a slim build, and who wore a white t-shirt during the incident.

Authorities are urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects to contact Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477) or submit a report online at or via the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the individuals responsible may result in a cash reward of up to $5,000.

The Houston Police Department is actively investigating the case in hopes of bringing the perpetrators to justice and putting an end to this kind of violence in the community. As always, tips from the public can be the key to cracking a case and putting criminals behind bars. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward and assist in the investigation.

This latest incident, along with a series of others, has underscored the need for citizens to be vigilant when conducting transactions in public spaces. The authorities have advised the public to be on their guard and to take measures to protect their safety when meeting with strangers for the first time. They have also emphasized that anyone who finds themselves in a dangerous situation should always prioritize their own safety and attempt to seek help as soon as possible.

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