A group of men robbed an adult store in northeast Houston on Thursday. Adding to the robbery, they also raped the woman minding the store. The robbery was reported to the authorities at around 3:20 a.m. involving the Exotic Adult Superstore near Eastex Freeway and Bender Road.
Houston police said four armed people walked into the store, disarmed the security guard, forcibly took his keys and then demanded money from a female store employee.
The robbers did not immediately leave the store. At least two of them sexually assaulted the woman. The woman was able to trigger the panic alarm, and the police responded shortly thereafter.
Some of the robbers ran out of the back door and others jumped into the guard’s vehicle and fled as officers arrived. Police officers chased the vehicle down the Eastex Freeway, where it crashed into the pillar of a freeway overpass at Aldine Mail Route Road.
Some of the robbers were able to escape on foot. One of them, however, was injured and was taken by the police into custody at the scene.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. Anyone with information is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.