Houston, Texas (KTRK) – The suspect is still at large Newly released surveillance video from the Houston Police Department Shows a man being knocked to the ground, beaten, and robbed while trying to pump gas at the 4600 block of North Shepherd Drive on April 5 at approximately 10 p.m.
The victim, Benny Rebello, told ABC13 that he stopped to get some water but decided to use his change to put gas in his car.
He added that the suspect threatened to kill him if he did not give him his wallet.
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“At the time I was really scared,” Rebelo said of the threat.
He said that everything that happened, including the delivery of the wallet containing the $200, came seemingly out of nowhere.
The suspect, who was described as a black man wearing a gray shirt, black pants and black shoes, immediately fled after taking Rebelo’s wallet.
Rebello was left in pain as well as shock.
“I was just trying to stand up because I couldn’t stand,” he explained.
Rebelo went to the hospital with swelling at two points on his head after the attack. He says he still needs medication for one because sometimes it feels like “needles”.
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According to the ABC13 Neighborhood Safety Tracker, which uses data directly from the Houston Police Department, this incident occurred at the edge of two different areas in the city of Houston.
On the North Shepherd side, where the attack took place, the theft rate was lower than the city average, and there had been no murders in the last 12 months.
Conversely, the other side of the street has a robbery rate nearly twice that of the city, and there have been five murders in the past 12 months.
The Houston Police Department is urging anyone with information on this case to get in touch Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
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